Fordham Notes: Rose Hill Residence Halls lead in RecycleMania

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Rose Hill Residence Halls lead in RecycleMania

With just three weeks left to go, the leaders in Fordham’s annual RecycleMania challenge are beginning to come into focus, with a few surprises in the mix.

According to results released on Thursday, March 8 by consultant Wake Forest, Rose Hill’s Walsh Hall and Salice-Conley Hall lead the pack in the categories of most paper and cardboard and most glass, metal and plastic, respectively.

According to data compiled Sunday, March 4, Rose Hill’s Alumni South currently holds the title for the least amount of trash generated per person. Lincoln Center’s McMahon Hall won that category in last years’ challenge and lead in the category in the beginning this year, but Alumni South’s 3.72 pounds per person easily bested McMahon’s 5.82 pounds per person count.

When it comes to glass, metal and plastic, Salice-Conley Hall continues to outshine everyone, with 1.06 pounds per person. Tierney Hall, which was tied with Salice-Conley at week three, dropped to dead last, with .30 pounds per person. Tierney Hall also gave up its lead in the paper and cardboard category to Walsh Hall, which recycled an average of .95 pounds per resident.

Recyclemania continues through March 31. For more information, visit

—Patrick Verel

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