Grant helps campus recycling efforts

Dan Kuzma, YSU recycling manager

Youngstown State University’s recycling efforts are getting a boost thanks to a grant made possible by the Coca-Cola Foundation.

YSU has received 72 recycling bins designed specifically for placement at the tailgate lots during YSU football games.

Recipients were chosen based on a number of criteria, including level of need, recycling experience and the ability of applicants to sustain their program in the future.

“These additional bins will help us cover an entire tailgate lot during the football season, and they will also increase our event recycling capabilities, helping YSU significantly increase the amount of recyclables recovered during special event collections,” said Dan Kuzma, manager of recycling at YSU.

The Bin Grant Program awards recycling bins directly to recipients and leverages volume buying discounts. In its seven years of operation, the Bin Grant Program has placed 29,000 recycling bins in over 500 communities in 48 states and the District of Columbia.  A full list of the spring 2012 Bin Grant recipients and further information about the grant program is available at