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Keystone College, La Plume, has received 75 recycling bins from the Alcoa Foundation as part of the Foundation’s Recycling Bin Grant Program.

Keystone is one of 35 college and universities across the nation receiving a portion of more than 11,500 recycling bins for use on their respective campuses. The Alcoa Foundation is partnering with the non-profit Keep America Beautiful and the College and University Recycling Coalition to help raise awareness about waste reduction. The bins are being used to encourage recycling as part of the national RecycleMania Tournament and to expand recycling efforts throughout the year. Recyclemania is a national recycling competition that took place at Keystone and many other colleges and universities across the nation during the month of March.

At Keystone, the bins will be used in a variety of locations including residence halls, academic buildings, athletic facilities, outdoor public spaces and other locations.

“Keystone is extremely grateful to the Alcoa Foundation for the donation of these recycling bins. On-campus recycling is a very important priority for us and the bins will provide a uniform look to all of our recycling containers and will help us build upon our already strong recycling program,” said Nora Dillon, assistant director of the Keystone College Environmental Educational Institute.

“Alcoa Foundation has been a true leader in advancing recycling nationwide through its support of its bin grant and other programs,” said Matthew McKenna, president and CEO of Keep America Beautiful. “It’s involvement with Recyclemania and College and University Recycling Coalition’s webinar series has helped to increase recycling on campuses and instill a recycling ethic that college students will carry with them the rest of their lives.”

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