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TWU implements single-stream recycling on campus


DENTON — Texas Woman’s University has begun a single-stream recycling program on its Denton campus that adds aluminum, tin cans, plastic, glass and cardboard to TWU’s paper recycling program.

“Singe-stream recycling allows TWU to take advantage of community recycling efforts as part of our commitment to creating a greener university,” said Harold Johnson, TWU associate vice president of facilities management and construction.

In addition to existing blue recycling bins for paper, all TWU office and classroom buildings now have large green recycling bins to collect single-stream recycling items.  The TWU residence halls also have large blue bins to collect all of the recycling for the residence halls, including paper.  TWU recycling will be collected on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


The City of Denton has placed six blue recycling dumpsters throughout campus to collect the recycling.


The single-stream recycling program is among several TWU initiatives aimed at reducing TWU’s carbon footprint.  For example, through TWU’s own “Cars for Clunkers” program, the university replaced seven “clunkers” with nine electric-powered vehicles and three Chevrolet Traverse minivans that average 24 mpg.  The move eliminates 9 tons of carbon dioxide per year from the environment.


Wind-generated energy accounts for 40 percent of the electricity for TWU’s Denton campus and 15 percent of the electricity for the Dallas and Houston campuses.  Also, all new construction projects are designed to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.


For more information about these and other “going green” efforts at TWU, visit

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page updated 2/28/2011 4:17 PM