Waste Reduction Drive Rescheduled

by Cyndi Perkins, University Marketing and Communications

Huskies don’t give up. When the global pandemic put plans for the Keweenaw’s first waste reduction drive on hold, organizers waited for the right time—which is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 27, in Parking Lot 24 off Sharon Avenue.

“I’ve been working closely with Joel Isaacson, MTU Flex Task Force project manager, and Brian Cadwell, director of Michigan Tech Public Safety, to ensure our event is as safe as possible and adheres to all of the social distancing protocols that are currently in place,” said event co-organizer Rose Turner of Michigan Tech’s Sustainability Demonstration House.

The collection will be conducted as a drive-through, with orange cones to guide traffic. Volunteers will wear face coverings and gloves; hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be available on site. 

Get more details on what’s being accepted for recycling, and how to prepare your recyclables in “Five Things You Can’t Recycle Curbside and What Michigan Tech Students are Doing About It”  on Michigan Tech News