By UW Recycling | May 1, 2019
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For the first time in six years, UW Recycling held a Trash-In to determine how much compostable and recyclable material is thrown out instead of diverted from the landfill at University of Washington.

Dressed in Tyvek suits and protective gloves provided by UW Recycling, over 80 volunteers worked in shifts at sorting stations set up under a massive tent on Red Square on Friday, April 19, 2019 (including individuals representing UW faculty, staff and students, Cedar Grove, Harborview and Seattle Public Utilities). “It’s an amazing opportunity to join all members of our community to learn more about recycling and compost together,” said UW Recycling Manager Liz Gignilliat. The event was held during UW Earth Week, which leads up to the UW Earth Day celebrations.

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