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Recycling locations available as students move out

May 11, 2009 By

Overflowing Dumpsters could become a thing of the past this year when approximately 6,800 University of Wisconsin–Madison students move out of their university residence halls through May 17.

In partnership with the UW–Madison Division of Facilities Planning and Management, its We Conserve program and St. Vincent de Paul, the Division of Housing has designated four locations where residents can recycle metal and carpeting and donate reusable items.

“We’re responding to our residents’ concerns about items that needlessly end up in landfills,” says Mike Kinderman, director of Residence Halls Facilities. “Making it easy to recycle carpet and metal and donate reusable items should noticeably reduce the amount of trash generated during move-out.”

The recycling sites are located at Tripp Circle (recycling only), Cole Beach (behind Cole Hall), the Sellery Hall loading dock and the Witte Hall backyard.

Traffic and parking issues in the southeast campus area during move-out week will not be a thing of the past, due to commencement ceremonies at the Kohl Center and ongoing construction projects.

Residents of Chadbourne, Barnard, Ogg, Sellery and Witte halls are being encouraged to move their belongings out before their last final exam if possible and prior to the first commencement ceremony on Friday, May 15, to avoid adding to the traffic congestion in the vicinity of the Kohl Center.

Several parking lots will be used for move-out loading, which will severely limit spaces and force some staff to seek parking in other lots.

The general public should be aware that the southeast campus area will be particularly congested from Friday, May 15-Sunday, May 17, due to commencement and the move-out. Motorists should avoid traveling through the area if possible on those days.

Problem areas are expected to be at the intersections of Frances and Johnson streets, Lake Street and University Avenue, Frances and Dayton streets, and the East Campus Mall (formerly Murray Street) and Dayton Street.

Officials hope that there will be minimal disruption to individuals’ routines and schedules.