The Aerie, Yearbook of University of North Texas, 1990 Page: 286
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A f 3O T D O M
CITY BEGINS NEW PROGRAM
7 he City of Denton began a
recycling program in 1988
to reduce paper waste in landfills and
collected more than 670 tons of paper
in nine months. Denton residents
contributed about 60 tons of recycla-
ble paper and 3 tons of glass each
month. Dr. Ken Dickson, director of
the Institute of Applied Sciences stat-
ed "The topic of recycling has been
discussed before, but the city's pro-
gram, possibly some publicity from
the Daily's articles and faculty aware-
ness of the problem has prompted us
to take action." Dickson was the
chairman for the NT Recycling Com-
Dickson met with administrators
including Fred Pole, vice president
for administrative affairs and Ray
McFarland, director of the Physical
Plant. They discussed the formation
of a committee. "People on campus
have several different perspectives on
a recycling program but we all have
the same goal: to get one started on
campus," Dickson said. "The com-
mittee will have us all converging on
that central point."
The committee was composed of
representatives from faculty, staff and
student body. Dickson was the chair-
man. The committee had to consider
four factors. The type of refuse gen-
erated by the university, the universi-
ty's financial environment, the atti-
tude to the university toward recy-
cling and the location of storage
space for recycled products. The
committee also needed to research
how the recycling program would in-
volve the community and which pri-
vate corporations would pay for the
Mary Yates, University Union di-
rector, said "We (the Union) don't
have a recycling program at this par-
ticular moment, but we're exploring
the possibilities or beginning a pro-
gram no later than spring break."
Benjamin Vance of the biology
faculty had already started recycling
program of his own. Vance awarded
his students extra credit for bringing
in aluminum cans. Vance's own goal
was to collect 20,000 cans to benefit
the Denton Christian Preschool.
In the spring semester large collec-
tion cans were placed next to the NT
Daily newsstands for recyclable
newspaper. - by DeLinda Spain
Darlene Darramore dumps a stack of
newspapers into one of the recycling
bins in the University Union. Photo by
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