'Roo-cycle Contest' encourages SUNY Canton students to recycle
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 6:23 am

CANTON -- For the second year, SUNY Canton’s Office of Residence Life and the Green Campus Committee are holding a “Roo-cycle Contest,” beginning at 4 p.m. Nov. 15, aiming to reward students for recycling.

The challenge encourages students to collect and donate redeemable bottles and cans, lightly worn clothing, electronics, books, and all other recyclable items. The students who collect the most recyclables will win a pizza party for their entire residence hall.

The college scheduled the two-day event to coincide with America Recycles Day.

There will be recycling collection points outside each of the college’s four residence halls.

Last semester’s competition collected about 2,900 redeemable recyclables, raising a total of $145 for the student-run Habitat for Humanity club. It also gathered about 580 clothing donations and more than 40 books.

The clothing collected this year will be donated to the Church and Community Program Center Thrift Shop in Canton, and the books will be redistributed locally and international by the upstate New York-based company Textbook Recycle.