Bethany College has announced a new campus-wide procedure for recycling paper. An industrial-sized shredder, which can accommodate various paper types, is located in the Mail and Duplication Center. The shredding accumulated from this initiative will provide alternative bedding material for the horses located at Oglebay Stables as part of the Bethany College Equestrian Program.
Pick-up will occur twice a week and green recycling bins for paper disposal will be located in various locations throughout campus.
The Ohio State University has published a fact sheet which addresses the myths surrounding the use of recycled paper materials as bedding material for farm animals. The full article can be found at http://ohioline.osu.edu/cd-fact/0136.html.
Designated green bins for paper recycling will be located at the following areas on campus.
The Physical Plant will manage the emptying of the recycling bins and delivering the materials to be shredded to the Mail & Duplication Center, twice a week. If you observe a bin that is at capacity, contact Ruletta Minor, in the Physical Plant, at extension 7511.
It is advised not to place materials which contain personal information, such as bank or credit card statements, paycheck stubs, ATM receipts, medical invoices or anything with names, addresses, etc. in the recycling bins. If you would like to have these items shredded, you may do so in person at the Mail & Duplication Center, Monday – Thursday between the hours of 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. and 3 – 4 p.m.
Why is the shredded paper being used for bedding for horses?
Paper is abundantly available in our community, is cost competitive with traditional bedding materials, suitable for all livestock, highly absorbent, long lasting, sterile, dust and weed‐free, rapidly decomposes in soil, and is easily incorporated into a manure management system. On an environmental level, utilizing shredded paper also allows for reduction of landfill space.
Bins will be emptied twice a week however, if you observe a bin that is at capacity, contact Ruletta Minor, in the Physical Plant, at extension 7511.