Dorms to hold recycling contest

By Brian Slupski

A recycling contest is pitting residence hall floor against floor in a drive for free pizzas from J.P. Hannigan’s.

The Student Association contest will last all semester. The floor which recycles the most aluminum, newspaper, mixed paper and glass for the semester will receive free pizzas.

Rachel Vellenga, assistant director of the Recycling Committee, said at the end of each week, the participating floors will be able to fill out raffle tickets. The floor winning the raffle will receive pizza that week.

Vellenga said the recycling will be monitored weekly, which will let prticipants know which floors are in the lead. As of last week, floor C-2 and B-5 of Douglas Hall were tied for the contest’s lead.

Laura Reizner, resident assistant for B-5, said her floor wasn’t purposely competing, but were recycling as they had all year. She said whether floor recycles depends on the amount of residents on the floor interested in recycling.

Chris Wasicke, RA on C-2, said “everyone on the floor is very good about recycling.”

She said her floor has recycled all year long because of its importance. “I think the contest is great because it gets other floors involved,” Wasicke said.

The idea for the contest came from SA Sens. Allison Arkin, Dave Becker and Recycling Committee Adviser Dave Broustis. Arkin and Becker are members of the Recycling Committee.

Broustis said the contest is to encourage recycling in the residence halls. He added the SA is trying to inform the public of the contest because a lot of people don’t know about it.