Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: CSU to Hold Annual Trash Audit Today in the Midst of RecycleMania

Colorado State University will host its annual Trash Audit from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Feb. 29. The event will take place on University Avenue near the Computer Science building east of the Lory Student Center Plaza.

DETAILS: The Trash Audit will occur during RecycleMania, a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs around the country to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. The Trash Audit is conducted during RecycleMania to help promote the competition and educate the campus community.

CSU has been a participant of RecycleMania since 2004 and continues to be a leading contender, currently placing 16th among this year’s 605 participating colleges and universities. Since the first year of the competition, CSU has finished in the top 5 percent, even as the competition has grown from just 17 schools to more than 600.

For the Annual Trash Audit, CSU will recruit up to 70 student volunteers and 10 faculty and staff advisors who will sort through one day’s worth of campus trash to determine how much of CSU’s campus waste could have been recycled or composted instead of being placed in the trash.

For more information about recycling at CSU, visit Facilities Management’s website at

To learn more about RecycleMania, visit the web at

CONTACT: Jennifer Dimas at (970) 491-1543 or