Bottle Recycling on Campus

The University of Lethbridge prides itself in being forefront in environmental issues and the Students' Union is no exception. The can and bottle recycling on campus was started by Students' Union in 1988.

In 2005, the U of L purchased hundreds of bright blue recycling bins with the words "Recycle and Support Student Scholarships" on the side. These bins can be found throughout campus and they gather over 200,000 empties and recycle them into Scholarship dollars. In this year and in future years, this will mean many thousands of dollars provided back to students.

This Recycling Program is a partnership between the Students' Union, the U of L and Quest Support Services. Quest provides active living activities to help developmentally challanged clients maintain useful employment in the community. Quest is key to the successful operation of this recycling/scholarship program.

The ongoing success of the campus recycling program is contingent upon everyone using it properly - ie: only placing recyclables into the bins, and not garbage. The long-range goal of the program is to capture virtually every empty which was sold on the campus, and we're only about halfway there. Watch for new bins sprouting up at key outdoor areas.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Students' Union General Manager at (403)329-2769 or email su.manager@uleth.ca .