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Cal Poly receives $225k grant for recycling efforts

Posted at 2:24 PM, Jan 29, 2020

Cal Poly received a $225,000 grant from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRECYCLE) to support its recycling programs as the university works towards creating a zero-waste campus.

Cal Poly's Energy, Utilities and Sustainability Department will use the funds to buy and install about 690 blue beverage recycling bins to put around campus.

The grant will also pay for education, social media, outreach events and student staffing.

According to the California University Sustainability Policy, Cal Poly must reduce its per-capita landfill disposal 80 percent by this year, then continue towards zero waste.