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The Northern Michigan University Recycling Committee has been working for more than nine years to develop a comprehensive recycling program for the university community. Some of the many reasons for pursuing these goals include:

  • enabling the university community an opportunity to participate in the conservation of natural resources
  • enabling the university to play a significant role in decreasing the rate at which the Marquette County Landfill reaches its maximum capacity
  • saving significant sums of money that would otherwise be spent for hauling trash to the landfill

To learn more, visit  https://www.nmu.edu/facilities/recycling

The Housing and Residence Life Department, in coordination with student groups,  has launched a new composting pilot in the residential dorms on campus to help reduce waste. Started by student demand and research, this project is a brand new initiative at NMU and is looking to expand in the future.

To learn more, visit  - Link to Composting page under initiatives

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