Behold Mount Trashmore – a Trashy Shrine to Recycling Enlightenment

Feb. 21, 2014 -- On Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., CNM will hold a recycling awareness event that will feature a trash-littered shrine to recycling awareness – Mount Trashmore.
Behold Mount Trashmore – a Trashy Shrine to Recycling Enlightenment

Jul 17, 2015

Two to three days worth of trash collected from a couple buildings on Main Campus will be piled high on a large tarp in the grassy area outside of the Student Resource Center. Service Learning students and any student interested in participating will sort through the trash in protective clothing, separating recyclables from waste, to demonstrate the amount of recyclables that end up going to landfills instead of recycling plants.

Students will have to sign a waiver and protective clothing will be provided, including coveralls, gloves, safety glasses and hand-held claws that can pick up trash. Those participating must wear closed-toed shoes. In addition to the Mount Trashmore event, there will be information tables providing facts about recycling and its impact on the environment.

This event is in conjunction with CNM’s participation in the ongoing RecycleMania Tournament, in which CNM is competing against colleges and universities across the country and Canada for recycling excellence. CNM currently ranks 27th among 227 colleges and universities for the percentage of overall waste that’s being recycled.

RecycleMania promotional items and free food and refreshments will also be available on Wednesday.

Please join in on the recycling festivities. In the meantime, keep on recycling every recyclable in sight! Below is a reminder of what is recyclable and what is not at CNM. The college’s participation in the 2014 RecycleMania Tournament continues through April 8.