Aims Community College Partners with Green Girl Recycling to Significantly Expand Recycling Program

Greeley, CO, March 05, 2012 --( Aims Community College is partnering with Green Girl Recycling to implement strategic enhancements to its current recycling program across all of its campuses. Green Girl Recycling estimates that these improvements could potentially result in a doubling of Aims’ recycling output.

This is the second time Aims has worked with Green Girl Recycling to customize a large-scale recycling strategy across its campuses. An award-winning, woman-owned recycling company based in Longmont, CO, Green Girl Recycling initially developed a relationship with Aims in 2009 when they acquired the Aims account from a previous hauler. At that time, recycling on Aims campuses had been limited to faculty only.

Inspired by the student body’s interest in and commitment to recycling, Aims Facilities Director Michael Millsapps decided to expand the program. Working closely with Green Girl Recycling, Millsapps helped to introduce single stream recycling to all faculty, students and visitors across all of its campuses by implementing a visible 40-gallon cardboard box system. Implementing this first expansion allowed Aims to significantly increase its former recycling volume.

“Student, faculty and staff involvement has been key and the easier we make it, the more stewardship the program receives,” says Millsapps.

The recent renewal of the partnership between Aims and Green Girl Recycling is the result of Aims’ desire to enhance its recycling program even further by continuing to 1) increase its recycling output and 2) decrease its trash removal and associated costs by making it even easier for people to find tastefully placed recycling locations on campus. Aims issued an RFP, in which many of the local recycling hauling companies participated. Ultimately, Green Girl Recycling was selected to provide this enhancement.

“(Green Girl Recycling) is very responsive and brings a passion for sustainability. Aims level of success in single stream recycling rests on our relationship and coordination…,” Millsapps asserts.

Green Girl Recycling’s strategy for Aims includes an overall facelift by installing over 100 larger recycling containers, as well as new data destruction containers across all campuses in the Front Range. All containers are a deep green and located in easy-to-find central kiosk locations across its campuses.

“We believe that if you make recycling easy, people will participate. We are very excited to work with a college so committed to improving its recycling program. It has been a lot of fun watching the program grow over the last three years and we hope to help position the college so that they can enter recycling contests starting as soon as next year like, Recyclemania!” says Bridget Johnson, owner of Green Girl Recycling.

Aims’ choice to enhance its recycling program and waste-diversion efforts demonstrates that it is committed to making a difference and to being “green.”

Aims’ campuses include locations in Greeley, Windsor, Loveland, Fort Lupton, and the Aims Flight Training Center in Greeley.

Green Girl Recycling
Bridget Johnson
303 442 7535