BHSU collects more than 300 pounds of waste during nationwide recycling competition

BHSU students Samantha Starkey, exercise science major from Lusk, Wyo., and Brady Licht, English education major from Rapid City, guided people with trash collection and then sorted and weighed the waste at the end of the two games. Courtesy photo

SPEARFISH — During last weekend’s final home basketball game for the Yellow Jackets, Black Hills State University faculty, staff, students and community members participated in their own competition — recycling.

BHSU is one of several universities across North America participating in Recyclemania, a competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. BHSU chose Saturday’s game against University of Colorado — Colorado Springs, also Throwback Night, to work to recycle and divert the most waste from the landfill as possible. Each university can choose their own event in the one-day Recyclemania Game Day portion of the competition.


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