A recycler position was established in 1996 with the sole purpose of servicing these
centers on a daily basis. This full-time employee was responsible for daily emptying
the recycle centers located in campus buildings, handling the extra recycle pick-up
requests, and hauling, then baling cardboard from four or more sites on campus. He
also separated plastic and aluminum beverage containers, separated newsprint and magazines,
hauled newsprint, magazines, aluminum and plastics to Weyerhaeuser, and performed
other recycle tasks. In addition, that person continues to be a vital part of the
Landscape Maintenance Department’s ice and snow removal team.
In 2012, the recycling role expanded to allow for changes in the WSU Recycling Program.
The full-time recycler is obviously a busy individual! His routine equipment includes
a utility vehicle, a dolly and a cardboard bale. He has part-time use of a skid-steer
loader, a forklift, pickup trucks and a dump truck.