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U-cycle: Fort Wayne campuses to host recycling event

Statement as issued Friday by the University of Saint Francis :

May 4, 2012, FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Fort Wayne campuses of University of Saint Francis (USF), Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana University-Purdue University (IPFW) and Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) are sponsoring a recycling day for the community on Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Collection locations will be the front drive of USF's North Campus at 2702 Spring St. and the west parking area of Ivy Tech's main campus, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd. near Coliseum Boulevard.

The schools will partner with Disposal Alternatives Organization (DAO) LLC, a comprehensive environmental organization focusing on recycling, career training and employment opportunities. Sponsors said recycling materials protects the environment while meeting the needs of others. They expect the event to serve hundreds of households and reclaim thousands of pounds of waste.

For a fee of $5 per item, mattresses, televisions and computer monitors will be accepted. At no cost, electronics, small and large appliances, bicycles, household goods, books, tools, musical instruments, clothing, paper, plastic, metal and food-grade glass will be accepted. These items will not be accepted: chemicals, tires, windows, mirrors, plate glass or wood items (i.e. furniture). Those wishing to recycle items need not reside in Allen County.

Cash donations will be accepted to fund environmental initiatives on the campuses.

For more information, contact Trina Herber (USF) at (260) 399-7700, ext. 8134, Anne Kay Michel (Ivy Tech) at (260) 480-2018, Stephanie Flinn (IPFW) at 260-481-4193 or Tina Croft (IWU) at (260) 918-1208.

The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 60 undergraduate and 14 graduate programs in five schools: The School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. More than 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence. The university has a regional campus in Crown Point, Ind.

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