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Single-Stream Recycling To Be in All Dorms by April

Single-stream recycling will be operational in all dormitories by the end of April, according to MIT Facilities supervisor Jarrod V. Jones Sr.

Recyclable materials like cardboard, plastic bottles, and glass will no longer need to be sorted into categorized receptacles.

Jones said the program is meant to simplify recycling and encourage more people to recycle: “Reduced sorting… may mean more recyclables are placed at the curb and more residents may participate in recycling,” Jones said.

Last year, MIT recycled over 500 tons of waste.

MIT Facilities has been in the process of rolling out single-stream recycling since August 2008.

The MIT Facilities website ( lists which buildings on campus are currently under the single-stream recycling program and which materials are accepted for recycling at MIT.

—Robert McQueen