In a continuing effort to decrease solid waste, University of Lynchburg has been recycling as much as possible during the ongoing renovation and expansion of the Student Center.
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Here’s a quick rundown of recycling/reuse efforts.
- Trees and shrubs are being ground up for mulch. The tree replanting plan provides a minimum of a one-for-one replacement; however, there will be more with the incorporation of the Loop Road plantings. The grounds crew also retrieved several trees before site demolition and replanted them on campus.
- Bricks, concrete, and slate are being ground up and brought back to campus to be used in pipe trenches for back fill.
- Metal and steel, including iron railings, rebar from concrete, and window lintels, are being recycled.
- Light posts have been salvaged and will be used on campus as needs arise.
- Flagpoles in front of Hall Campus Center were moved to the front of Hopwood Hall to replace the old ones, which will be reused off campus.
- Burton Student Center lettering has been carefully removed and is in storage until a final plan for its use is determined.