The mission of R.O.C.K.S. is to educate the community about solid waste issues, promote environmental awareness and economic growth through recycling and achieve diversion rates set by government through reduction, reuse, and recycling.
2013 Earth Week Events
Take the challenge and join the Office Clean-Out competition this spring break! Click here to learn more.
Here's a recycling movie produced by Silver Maione, an intrepid Keene State College student. The Green Guardian
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To participate in the Keene State College recycling program follow these steps.
We recycle in most of the buildings on campus. Each location may look slightly different, or take
slightly different materials, but we try to tailor each site to the activities that occur there. Here's
where you can find a list of schedule and locations.
Since the program's inception over thirty years ago, recycling has experienced significant growth. With the Keene landfill closed and replaced with a transfer station, our current trash disposal rate has increased to $120 per ton while recycled materials are disposed of at no charge. In an average week at Keene State we dispose of over 12 tons of trash and recycle an additional five tons. Clearly, the more we recycle, the more money we can reallocate for educational and residential programs. Please feel free to contact our office at any time. We are happy to do site inspections, answer questions, listen to new ideas and suggestions and try new things.
For more information, contact Heather Greenwood, Recycling Coordinator, by phone at 603.358.2567, by snail mail to us at 229 Main Street, Keene, NH 03435-2502 or visit us in the lower level of Joslin House.