Michigan State University opens Surplus Store and Recycling Center

Sept. 10, 2009
$13 million facility expands recycling capabilities on East Lansing campus

News release: Michigan State University in East Lansing is celebrating the opening of its new Surplus Store and Recycling Center. The $13 million facility will accommodate three times the amount of materials as the previous MSU recycling facility. A comprehensive recycling program will enable the university to expand recycling collection in 553 buildings on campus. The five target materials are white paper, mixed office paper, newspaper, cardboard and plastics. The 74,000-square-foot center will house the MSU Surplus Store; recycling operations, offices and education center; storage areas for compost and metal scrap; a truck scale and space for roll-off and semi-trailer storage containers. The university is seeking LEED silver certification for the building. The architect is Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr and Huber.

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