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Posted on Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2012

Paper towels are compostable.

You can still dispose of them in trash cans marked "landfll waste," but if a compost bin is available, you can put paper towels there instead and help the University reduce landfill waste.

Over the summer of 2011, paper towel receptacles in Pat Malley Fitness and Recreation Center's cardio. room and restrooms were converted to compost receptacles. Learn more about more Campus Recreation sustainability initiatives.

Of course, it's best to reduce and reuse where possible. Exactly how much paper towel is needed to dry your hands? Experiement with different towel lengths to find the least amount of towel needed to get the job done. Where possible, use a cloth towel and avoid producing waste at all.

Tags: Did You Know?, Waste Diversion