More Reuse in Action

Between publicizing our various furniture reuse programs, several initiatives from residential life this summer, and our move-out donation programs, lately we’ve been talking quite a bit about reuse. And we should, afterall, we all know that reuse takes precedent over recycling in the hierarchy of the 3 R’s. Today we have yet another example.

The tables you see pictured here were once in located in the Grahm Smith Plaza. But new tables were ordered for a beautification project leaving these tables without a home. Did we send them to the landfill or even off as scrap metal to be recycled? No, we found a use for them. Actually, two different uses.

It just so happens that outdoor tables ordered for Rettner Hall are behind schedule and will not make it in time for the beginning of the semester. So these tables will be used temporarily as seating for Rettner until the new tables arrive. Once that happens, University of Rochester employees will be taking them for personal or other uses.

With each rod iron table set weighing about 200 pounds, together the four tables weigh about 800 pounds. Diverting this material from the landfill is not only the responsible thing to do, but it also saves the University over $3,000 in landfill tipping fee costs! Every little bit helps.

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