Ekstrom Library Recycling Program
In July, 2008, Ekstrom Library started a pilot program recycling plastic and aluminum cans and bottles. Two cans with liners were placed in the public areas for collecting the items. In late September and October, Ekstrom started accepting newspapers, journals, batteries, and cell phones from the library departments. Kornhauser and Music libraries are also participating with recycling newspapers, journals, and batteries. Once a month, the items are collected from Ekstrom, Kornhauser, and Music libraries and taken over to a Louisville Metro recycling center by library van. Also, the University Libraries and U of L are working in conjunction with the Louisville Metro recycling program and are taking any surplus computers and computer-related items to Cyber Cycle for recycling. The University Libraries continues to recycle paper, cardboard, and scrap metals with the U of L recycling program.
July thru October 2008
The total amounts of recycled materials are listed below:
- Scrap metals- 8578 pounds were taken to a recycling center.
- Paper & phone books recycled- 22,697 pounds.
- Ninety-five monitors, eight computers, twelve printers, one-hundred and four computer mice, fifty-two keyboards, twenty-six hard drives, one laser disc player, four fax machines, and six speakers were taken to Cyber Cycle recycling totaling 5165 pounds.
- 815 pounds of cardboard recycled
- Bottles/cans- 324 pounds were taken to a recycling center.
- 58 pounds of household batteries were taken to a recycling center.
- 704 pounds of newspapers & journals were taken to a recycling center.
- Forty-eight printer cartridges sent to recycling centers totaling about 129 pounds.
Raymond Slaughter, Ekstrom Library Shipping & Receiving