THE CITADEL RECYCLING & ENVIRONMENTAL TASK FORCE Information Provider: Sam Evans (EVANSS), Alum, 953-5269 Updated May 2, 1994 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TASK FORCE MEMBERS (Updated 4/26/94) NAME DEPT. NAME DEPT. C. Barrickman Evening College J. McCambridge EE C. Bartley Personnel/Adm Serv. J. McVeay S.E. Services J. Bishop History V. Mims Gift Shop B. Brady Procurement C. Mood Finance K. Briggs IRM R. Popham Assistant Commandant E. Brooks History B. Powell Biology J. Carter Health & PE D. Ross Counseling Cen R. Causey Physical Plant D. Rounds Pol Sci D. Clarke Procurement V. Rouse CE S. Comer Math L. Singleton Political Science B. Cook Admissions N. Sliwa Physics K. Dorton Public Relations M. Smith Personnel/Admin R. Doyle Commandant's C. Spivey Bus Admin S. Evans Publications J. Stricklin Print Shop P. Ezell Evening College D. Trautman Math B. Fairfax Career Services J. Vaughan Mil Sci R. Ferrell Finance J. Wallace Athletic S. Foster Bus Admin P. Wallace Student Act L. Frohlich Infirmary W. Walls Education P. Gerard Athletic B. Walsh Library L. Glaze Student Activity T. Welch Registrar T. Gleaton IRM A. Williams Writing Center S. Grogan Counseling L. Wilson Personnel/Admin W. Hagenbuch Physical Plant K. Woolsey c/o Bus Admin J. Huddleston Athletic B. Zemba Dining Services T. Hunter Cadet Store D. Zimmerman CDF P. Inman Laundry/DrCl M. Jenkins Modern Languages K. Marshall Brig Club -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Minutes of Citadel Recycling & Environmental Task Force (CRETF) Meeting 13 April 1994 " The Earth's Future is in your hands....take care of it on Earth Day, April 22 , 1994 and every day ! " Vera M. announced that the Gift Shop (with permission from Col Lyons) will purchase a limited number of special edition Citadel Recycling T-Shirts; CRETF members who have been so important to the success of our program will be given a FREE shirt !!! Additional shirts will be available on sale in the gift shop. You will be amazed at these shirts for a number of reasons, the most unique of which is the material... RECYCLED PLASTIC !!! Mega thank yous to Vera, Rico, & Dan from CRETF!! John C. discussed his recent presentation to The Citadel Women's Club; he reported a very positive reception, especially at results (numbers) of our 3 years of recycling efforts ($3500 donated to MUSC from aluminum cans; 62 TONS of newspapers, office paper, phone books, and magazines/catalogs; 20+ TONS of corragated cardboard; and literally, truckloads of textbooks, clothes, shoes, etc.). Ron Doyle of the Commandant's Office was most helpful as we discussed the upcoming end-of-semester Operation O.U.T.P.U.T. (other uses for things people usually trash) in the barracks. We will get cadet supply officers involved in helping disseminate recycling updates to the Corps, including procedures to use for separating recyclable clothing, toiletries, shoes, textbooks, etc. We will ask Chad Millwood, Regimental Supply Officer (and Chad's '94-'95 replacement) to make announcements, oversee the collections, etc. For the first time, we will attempt to collect and donate bicycles which are abandoned. We will store them over the summer, and if unclaimed by Fall 1994 semester's beginning, we will donate to Toys for Tots, Jenkins Orphanage, etc. Finals week we will contact Ron for possible cadet help in transporting collectibles from barracks to our storage area; these "volunteers" will come from cadets wishing to work-off punishments. Saturday, 14 May (Commencement), Ron will help form cadet "work parties ", again to help us retrieve recyclables from barracks dumpsters. Monday, 16 May, all CRETF members are invited to join our own "work party" as we make one last retieval attempt. If you are interested in helping any of these days please contact John.. It was suggested that Bill Brady (Procurement) be contacted regarding the status of the janitorial services contract, and future involvement in recycling on our campus. Again, thanks to everyone of The Citadel Family who has recycled...we are making a difference. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Minutes of Citadel Recycling & Environmental Task Force (CRETF) Meeting 20 October 1993 Present: Rico, Wayne, Jim G., Sam, Andy S., Nancy, John C. Next Meeting: Wednesday, 17 November 93, 2:30 p.m. Deas #222 Thanks to the Physical Plant (Jim, Wayne, Reggie) for the purchase and fabrication of recycling containers for the barracks! Thirty-two gallon Rubbermaid bins with lids for aluminum (72) and Charleston County blue bins for newspapers (72) have been placed throughout the barracks. Cadets deposit recyclables in these divisional containers and later dump collectibles into large plywood boxes on first division of each battalion. Carter's cadet workers ultimately retrieve materials from these boxes and transport to the Recycling Center. Another thirty Rubbermaid aluminum can bins have replaced cardboard boxes throughout campus buildings. Jim G. will ask Col Zinser's office if we may expand the number of our plywood collection boxes in the barracks due to the large volumes. Thanks to all the cadets who are making the barracks recycling program a model effort! Success on the residential recycling front as well...participation is very good. Physical plant personnel will begin to evaluate residential garbage pickup (perhaps toward a revised pickup schedule due to lowered solid wast volumes). Physical plant and procurement officials will continue to evaluate janitorial and dumpster company requirements. Again, increasing levels of recyclables and diminishing trash can volumes and dumpster loads may allow less frequent service. It was suggested that a 6-month survey of campus dumpster volumes be conducted to measure service requirements. CRETF will continue to investigate ways that we can help the dining hall recycle the vast amounts of tin/steel cans, glass, plastic, and cardboard generated. We need to support A.R.A. with collection capabilities. Tommy Hunter and Tod Baker (Pol Sci) continue to save discarded textbooks and transport them to the SC prison system. CRETF will try to coordinate book retrievals at the bookstore and in the barracks at the end of the Fall semester. To date, approxiamtely 50 cases of used, discarded textbooks have been delivered to prison libraries. Cadet Andy Shene has been recognized by General Watts for his proposal to save energy dollars in barracks' bathrooms by installing timers on motion detectors. Cadet Shene will also convey a letter from CRETF to General Watts asking for his campus wide endorsement of our recycling efforts. We hope to see all of our CRETF members at the 17 Nov 93 meeting. Thanks to all for your participation. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE CITADEL RECYCLING & ENVIRONMENTAL TASK FORCE (CRETF) MEETING MINUTES OF 1 SEPTEMBER 1993 PRESENT: Jim, Butch, Rico, Sam, Andy, LCol Kennedy, Nancy, Wayne, Sheila, & John NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, 20 October 1993, 2:30 PM, Deas Hall #222 Jim met with Linda Slater (Charleston County Recycling Program) and procured 72 Blue Curbside Recycling Bins. These have been distributed throughout all barracks for collection of newspapers. The Physical Plant has also ordered approximately 100 large Rubbermaid containers with slotted lids for barracks aluminum can recycling. Regimental, Battalion, and Company supply officers will be responsible for the success of this first ever Corps-Barracks Recycling Program. Colonels Zinser and Kennedy will issue a written directive to all cadets advising of this program and "encouraging" participation. John C., Tom, & Benny (cadet work study assistants) will retrieve collected cardboard, newspapers, and aluminum from the barracks and transport (THANKS REGGIE, FRANCIS, & JIM) to The Citadel Recycling Center or Romney Street. Sam, Andy, & John have drafted a letter to General Watts apprising him of CREFT's efforts and asking for his office's support for future recycling endeavors. Plans continue for more LARGE (2-10 cubic yard) collection bins for both our centralized recycling center operations and decentralized units near the dining hall for use by ARA Services...THANK YOU BILL Z. Thanks to Sheila Foster and Cynthia Bolt who have agreed to act as our CREFT representatives in the Business Administration Department. Thanks to all of our campus residents who are participating in the curbside recycling program. And thanks to our 60+ CREFT members, staff, faculty, and students who recycle everyday around our college. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE CITADEL RECYCLING & ENVIRONMENTAL TASK FORCE (CRETF) MINUTES OF 11 AUGUST 1993 MEETING PRESENT: Reggie, Dave T., Nancy, Sam, Kathy, Rico, Lib, & John C. NEXT MEETING: WEDNESDAY, 1 September 1993, 2:30 P.M. A CREFT letter will be transmitted (VAX, mimeo, Physical Plant courier) the week of 23 August 1993 to all residents, staff, and faculty of The Citadel. The Recycling Program will be explained and a call for volunteer "captains" made. Reggie and Wayne H. are leading efforts to collect cardboard boxes in the barracks from returning upperclassmen and unsuspecting freshmen. Discussions with Colonels Zinser and Kennedy, Regimental Commander Douchet, and Bill Zemba (Dining Services) have yielded strong support for recycling. Each organization will work on separation/collection systems. The Physical Plant will plan for collection bins and containers within barracks and for Coward Hall. CREFT will lend support by designing transportation avenues for collectibles to our Recycling Center. The Regimental Staff, Brigadier staff, and Public Relations personnel will be invited to all future CREFT meetings. The faculty recycling coordinator for Furman University visited our campus in August. He offered assistance through our recycling program's infancy. Since 1 June 1993, CREFT has sent 5 TONS of office wastepaper and 4.5 TONS of cardboard to the Romney Street Recycling Center. CREFT encourages the Physical Plant to accurately record exact weights of both recyclables and solid waste generated by our campus to show compliance with the Solid Waste Management Act and contributions of our recycling efforts. It was suggested that some of the $1500 grant be used for permanent, covered, rubber containers with lids for Bond Hall's new facilities. A policy needs to be made regarding food/beverages in Bond classrooms to accurately plan for recyclables containers. Reggie will speak with Charleston County Recycling officials about : (1) blue curbside bins for cadet rooms ($5 each), (2) 2-4 cu. yd. recycling "dumpsters" for barracks, (3) collection "dumpsters" for the dining hall, and (4) inclusion of all Citadel residents on Charleston County's Recycling Newsletter mailing list. Reggie continues communications with Bubba K. (Alumni) and Citadel Development (Melissa G.) regarding possible donations of recycling "bins" (stackables) for each cadet room. An informational brochure needs to be written and distributed to all cadets to explain specific procedures in barracks, classrooms, office buildings, etc. (EXAMPLE: put unwanted newspapers and mail in post office collection bins;throw empty soda cans in ALUMINUM ONLY RECYCLING BOXES). The educational component of recycling is the most important (and often most neglected) ingredient of successful programs. ******************************************************************************** CITADEL RECYCLING & ENVIRONMENTAL TASK FORCE (CRETF) MINUTES OF 7 JULY 1993 MEETING PRESENT: LCol Schottler, LCol Kennedy, J. Garrett, W. Hagenbuch, Reggie C., David T., Nancy S., Don M., Butch, Sam E., Kathy W., John C. NEXT MEETING: 11 August 1993, 2:30 P.M., Deas 219 Jim G. and Physical Plant have been awarded a $1500 grant from the SC Recyclers Association to be used in support of The Citadel Recycling efforts. CONGRATULATIONS!! LCol Schottler received a bid from Southeastern Services Corp. for SY '93-'94 to separate and transport recyclables from the solid waste stream to our Recycling Center. The bid did not include the barracks. It was the opinion of the CRETF that the bid was much too high for our no-frills, grassroot recycling efforts (remembering that our budget is $0.00). It was decided that we should appeal to The Citadel Family (students, residents, staff, faculty) for support of our Recycling Program through a total volunteer effort. Letters will be endorsed and mailed by John Carter and LCol Schottler. A "floor captain" approach will be suggested for departments and office buildings. Expectations and responsibilities will be explained. Ideas and suggestions will be solicited. LCol Kennedy stressed that the Commandant's office is in support of recycling in the barracks. However, cadets should not be expected nor mandated to "sort through the garbage". Recycling of aluminum cans and newspapers will be the focus in the barracks for SY '93-'94. There are a number of alternatives which will be explored: 1. LCol Schottler & Jim G. will contact Linda Slater re. (1) blue bins for each cadet room, and (2) placement of "smaller" (2-4 cu yd) recycling containers in each battalion. A curbside pickup plan or centralized barracks' collection container (dumpster-sized) system would follow. 2. Placement of purchased or donated plastic stackables for each room to collect cans and newspapers. Movement of materials would then be via divisional or battalion collection bins, etc. 3. The Cadet Corps could appoint a Recycling Officer for each company, or recycling responsibilities could be added to existing cadet officer job descriptions. 4. Freshmen "sweep details" in the A.M. could transport recyclables from individual rooms or divisional collection boxes/bins to centralized battalion containers or recycling dumpster. John C. will begin discussion with Bill Zemba (A.R.A.) re. dining facilities' participation in recycling. FYI: During SY '92-'93, John C. and his faithful sidekick Tom Garbrick (rising junior from Delta Company, English major, State College, PA) each spent approximately 7 hours per week recycling. Summer 1993, they've each averaged 10 hours per week. Results: Since September 1990, > 250,000 cans and $2500 for MUSC's Burned Children's Fund have been collected. Since July, 1991, nearly 70 tons of cardboard, newspaper, and office wastepaper have been recycled. THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT...PLEASE CONTINUE!! ******************************************************************************** MINUTES OF 9 JUNE 93 MEETING Members present: Butch, Dave T., Reggie, Wayne, Kathryn, Nancy, Libby Walker, Chris (for Vera), Kathy, Mary M., John C Next meeting: 7 July 1993, 1500 hours, Deas Hall 219 Cols Zinser and Schottler were unable to attend the 9 June meeting. They have been re-invited to the next Task Force meeting. Reggie will invite the new Assistant Commandant and Bill Zemba, director of A.R.A.'s food services division. Kathy reported campus residents' participation in curbside recycling (blue bins) of 9 June went very well. Thanks again to Kathy and Sam for distributing bins, fantastic flyers, and goodwill to campus residents on 25 May. Campus recycling of newspapers/office wastepaper generated a full 18 cubic yard bin in just two weeks (5/20 - 6/4) - CONGRATULATIONS! Thanks to the Physical Plant, Wayne H. and Tommy H., for the outstanding collection of textbooks, clothing, shoes, and cleaning agents from cadets in the semester's last days. Five hundred pairs of shoes and approximately 500 pounds of clothes were donated to Rural Missions (migrant farmers families), and an equal quantity to H.O.M.E. (Charleston Interfaith Crisis Ministry's Shelter for homeless). Thirty-five cases of books are on the way to Prison Ministries in SC. Cardboard collections from the Cadet Store, Gift Shop, and Library continue to be strong. Thanks everyone - keep up the good work! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CITADEL RECYCLING & ENVIRONMENTAL TASK FORCE (CRETF) MINUTES, 19 MAY 1993 MEETING Present: Kathryn, Col M. Smith, Zelma, Sam, Vera, Bill B., Tommy, Butch, Peggy, Deb R., Kathy, & John C. Next Meeting: 9 June 1993, 3 PM, Deas Hall 219 Barracks Operation O.U.T.P.U.T. '93 (other uses for things people usually trash) was very productive. H.O.M.E. (Chas. Interfaith Crisis Ministry's homeless shelter) and Rural Missions (James Island) will be recipients of shoes, clothing, and bedding. Textbook donations (20 cases) will be made via prison ministries. Special thanks to Physical Plant, Commandant's Office, Nancy S., & Tommy H. for outstanding efforts in making this plan a reality. The CRETF will work diligently during '93-'94 to make O.U.T.P.U.T. '94 even smoother and more effective...we will ask Col Zinser's office (along with Cadet Corps leadership) to study how we may coordinate our goals next May. It has been suggested that TAC officers' checklist require not only a clean room, but neatly placed stacks of donated books, clothes, shoes, etc. outside each cadet room. Donations could then be picked up by CRETF members. This would become SOP (standard operating procedure) before cadet departure from campus. Campus residents will be notified via VAX by Sam of our ( Sam, Kathy, & Carter) impending visit on Mon., 24 May. Gifts of blue bins and Citadel Recyling flyers (THANKS Sam) await everyone. One of Vera's purveyors is willing to give the Gift Shop credit on any used vinyl, 3-ring binders that can be sent back to them. Vera plans a recycling campaign directed at the cadets during the '93-'94 school year. Faculty and staff can easily support this program by placing used binders in office paper recycling boxes/bins (we'll deliver to Vera). Col Schottler will be invited to our 9 June meeting to speak to the proposal that Southeast Services be involved in recyclables pickup/delivery from campus collection sites (offices, barracks) to our new Recycling Center. Cost estimates, contractual arrangements, education of staff, etc. must be addressed. CRETF opinion is that the Physical Plant has primary responsibility for movement of solid waste/recyclable materials through the campus. It will be CRETF's mission to support Physical Plant efforts, as well as to educate and promote recycling/environmental behavioral change within our college community. "Floor captains" or "parents of adopted bins" are expected to still be important even with SE Services involvement. Col Zinser will also be invited to our 9 June meeting to discuss how we may involve the Corps of Cadets to a greater degree during the school year in recycling of newspapers and aluminum cans. After coordination with the Commandant and his Assistant, the CRETF could draft an official Citadel Memorandum or Order which 'mandates' recycling within the barracks. Jim Garrett and Carter will try to implement a pilot recycling program for newspapers and aluminum cans within Summer School '93 and Citadel Summer Camp for Boys barracks. Again, it must be decided (beforehand) to what extent SE Services can be involved with this pilot project, contractual modifications, responsible individuals, etc. Carter will arrange a guided tour of the Romney Street Recycling Center for CRETF members and guests during the Summer. As of Thursday morning, 20 May 1993, The Citadel now has one-fifteen cubic yard recycling container delivered by Charleston County Recycling...this is indeed a momentous occasion!!! This will be used for recyclable office wastepaper and newspaper only!!! Please print and save the list of acceptable (DOs) and unacceptable (DON'Ts) which follows these minutes. We will also attach this revised list of recyclable office wastepaper on each collection box around campus. Please inform the people working with you of these changes...get them involved in the CRETF efforts. Eventually we hope to have separate bins at The Recycling Center for aluminum, corrugated cardboard, glass, glossy magazines/catalogs, newspapers, office paper, phone books, plastic, and steel/steel cans. Please have patience as we develop these plans and the educational signs that must accompany them. RECYCLABLE OFFICE WASTEPAPER ACCEPTABLE = DOs ALL CLEAN WHITE, BRIGHT, COLORED, & COATED PAPER; WHITE, COLORED, OR COATED ENVELOPES WITH WINDOWS, LABELS; WHITE, MANILA, COLORED, OR COATED FOLDERS, WITH OR WITHOUT PLASTIC TABS; COMPUTER PAPER, GREEN BAR PAPER, ADDING MACHINE TAPE, ACCOUNTING LEDGERS; MAIL...LETTERS, PAMPHLETS, BROCHURES, ADVERTISEMENTS, BOOKLETS, GREETING CARDS; POSTERS & BULLETINS, CARBONLESS FORMS, MANUALS WITH GLUED BINDINGS; SOFT COVERED BOOKS WITH WHITE PAGES, HARD COVERED BOOKS OVER ONE INCH THICK; LEGAL PADS, LOOSELEAF PAGES, RECEIPTS, FAX/TELEX SHEETS, SCRATCH PADS; MESSAGE/MEMO PADS, COPY/TYPING PAPER, INTEROFFICE MEMOS, SELF-ADHESIVE NOTES. ** PAPER CLIPS, RUBBER BANDS, STAPLES, TAPE, ADHESIVE LABELS, PLASTIC TABS, PLASTIC & WIRE SPIRALS DO NOT HAVE TO BE REMOVED !!! UNACCEPTABLE = DON'Ts DON'T RECYCLE LUNCH BAGS, BROWN/GOLDENROD ENVELOPES, OR BROWN FILE FOLDERS; DON'T RECYCLE COMPUTER PRINTOUT BINDERS, COPY PAPER WRAPPERS, CARBON PAPER, OR WALL PAPER; DON'T RECYCLE PAPER PLATES, NAPKINS, PAPER CUPS, TISSUES, WAXED PAPER, CANDY WRAPPERS, FOOD WRAPPERS, OR PAPER TOWELS. ** FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL JOHN CARTER, 792-7953/5060. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MINUTES OF 28 APRIL 1993 MEETING ATTENDEES: B. Brady, J. Carter, R. Causey, E. Diviney, S. Evans, L. Frohlich, T. Garbrick, J. Garrett, W. Hagenbuch, T. Hunter, D. Rounds, N. Sliwa, D. Trautman, C. Williams, K. Woolsey. NEXT MEETING: WED., 19 MAY 93, 3:00 PM, DEAS 219. J. Garrett: Recycling Center concept and location (near track & Citadel power substation) approved by Col Barton; Chas County Recycling will deliver 2-15 yd. containers for our Recycling Center within 30-60 days...sections will enable collection/separation of white paper, newspaper, magazines, glass, plastic, etc.; second shipment of blue bins is on the way to Jim G. for those residents missed in earlier distributions; $1500 grant applied for-to be used for Physical Plant's motor oil recycling and educational/communication materials campaign...Citadel Print Shop will be asked to bid on stickers & signs; signs used near the Recycling Center must state policies & procedures in an appropriate, pleasant, and encouraging manner (humor?); R. Little (SE Services) has verbally agreed to support recycling in the barracks by transporting consolidated recyclables from barracks to Recycling Center. General Discussion: Barrack's recycling may be done as a "pilot project" during Summer school, 1993; if recycling is to succeed throughout all barracks during the full school year, Jenkins Hall and the entire Corps of Cadets must lend their support; Task Force could draft a Citadel Order or Memorandum for the President's signature which outlines recycling obligations and procedures; Wayne H. continues to research cardboard balers; a motion will be introduced to Faculty Council encouraging departmental representation to our Task Force;lengthy (but worthwhile) discussion of end-of-the-year separation/donation of discarded items by cadets led to immediate action by our Task Force: (1) Col Dick and Nancy S. arranged for barracks collection boxes, (2) Carter coordinated cadet leadership to communicate intent and scope of this project, (3) Nancy contacted Goodwill, Salvation Army, & Viet Nam Vets for pick up; (4) Task Force will work during SY 93-94 with Presidential Advisory Committee (PAC) for a more organized effort Spring 1994...P.S...our collection project is named Operation O.U.T.P.U.T. (Other Uses for Things People Usually Trash). B. Brady: Any changes in methods that SE Services employs to handle solid waste materials must be in writing (contractual amendments). Procurement is moving rapidly to purchase only white paper and recyclable products & supplies within State and budgetary limitations. J. Carter: Total number of Citadel Family interested in serving on the Task Force skyrockets to 55. Future meetings might address such ideas as: requesting our Bus Admin Dept to help design optimal materials (recyclables, solid waste) flow charts which could help the Task Force decide whether to pursue "floor captain", "adopt-a-bin", or other ideas on how best to move recyclables from the office to the Recycling Center. Sam & Carter will draft a 'flyer' explaining the DOs & DON'Ts of residential recycling... exact pickup dates will be noted ...Sam, Kathy, & Carter will distribute these and simultaneously determine exactly who does/does not need/want a blue recycling bin. Carter will VAX Monday reminders to all campus residents prior to Wednesday pickup dates. Sam will help Carter on VAX distribution list to Task Force members of meeting minutes and communiques. We will coordinate with The Citadel Post Office for on-site placement of white paper & newspaper bin (s). "...service is the rent we pay for living; it is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time", Marian Wright Edelman, The Measure of Our Success.