UC Davis will again partner with Dart Container to recycle cardboard and foam packaging generated by students during move-in weekend.
Dart will haul the foam to its Lodi facility for processing, then on to another manufacturer that will use the material to create picture frames and crown molding. The cardboard will be sent to Recycling Industries in Sacramento.
Last year, UCD diverted a record 12,85 pounds (256 cubic yards) of cardboard. A total of 264 pounds of foam (33 cubic yards) were recycled, according to Dart, more than enough to fill a school bus.
UCD’s move-in recycling program dates to 2009, with Dart joining the effort two years ago.
About 4,800 new students are set to move into campus housing, starting at 8 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday.