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Recycling issues in Conestoga Hall addressed

Photo by Michelangelo Pellis
The now clean lobby of Conestoga Hall where recycling used to pile up.

There is finally a solution to the recycling problem in Conestoga Hall that has affected residents throughout the semester. However, some students are still left with confusion.  


“The recycling situation in Conestoga has definitely improved,” Shea Haslam, a sophomore funeral service major who lives in Conestoga, said. “Now, at least we can put recycling in the trash rooms instead of having it pile up in the lobby. I know a lot of people are confused about what to do now though.”  


Madi Meeker, a Resident Educator in Conestoga Hall, met with Dean Gieseke in order to get more information.  


“When I asked Dean Gieseke, he said that years ago students voiced complaints about not having recycling on campus,” Meeker said. “The school had to talk to some people about picking up recycling. After time, students started misusing the recycling bin and made the recycling unable to be picked up.”


In The Globe’s previous coverage on this issue, it was stated that Velociti is in charge of the recycling collection for Conestoga. However, a separate company is responsible. The university did not answer time for the publishing of this article as to what the name is. Velociti is the company that runs maintenance throughout campus and was recently bought out over the summer, instituting the name change.  


One thing many students were unsure of was why exactly the recycling would pile up so much in the lobby. Meeker had an answer.  


“Trash collectors were unaware that no one was picking up the recycling and the school was not made aware until students brought it to their attention,” Meeker said. “In conclusion, students are to put everything in the trash rooms including cardboard boxes, but they are to have them broken down.”  


Gieseke did not respond for an interview in time for this article. Vice President of Operations of Physical Plant, who is in charge of housekeeping, painting and other maintenance services deferred to Gieseke for comment as well. 


Any concerns involving housekeeping on campus, students and faculty can reach them at [email protected] or call (412) 392-3871.

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