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Coca-Cola bin updates for Welcome Celebration and Tailgate Recycling

Posted by Daphne Hulse on August 15, 2023

From: Hulse, Daphne Lauren
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2023 8:51 AM
To: Etchison, Thurman B <>
Subject: Welcome Celebration recycling update


Hi Thurman,


Quick update on the recycling efforts for this coming Friday – good news first: we should have a good turnout of student volunteers for this event.


The complicated news: the 20 Coca-Cola bins did arrive just a few days ago, but they are unfortunately going to require some F&S modifications before they can be put to use. They’re extra sturdy (bolted down to the pallets) which is great for outdoor events, but they do not currently have any openings to put recycling in and dump it out (see picture below). We expect we’ll have to saw open the plastic top, and then they’ll be a useable bin. Coke finished designs on the wrap that will be placed over top of the bins (attached), so they have some messaging on them when we’re ready to put them to use.


As a quick solution, we have 24-26 bottles/cans recycling bins that we can line with blue bags and put to use (picture below). It unfortunately won’t have the great messaging that the Coke bins would have, but we will have the volunteers there to help manage. Not as sturdy as our new bins will be, but I expect better than the bins that were used last year that blew around. F&S will be bringing these over to Lot 31 on Friday when they’re bringing the tables and chairs, so our volunteers can line these with blue bags and place them nearby the trash bins.


Thank you,


Daphne Hulse (she/her)
Zero Waste Coordinator
Facilities & Services | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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