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Volunteers get down and dirty

Dirty Jobs event at Kite Hill is another RecycleMania success.
by KATE RIPLEY

This article originally appeared in The Tiger on March 9, 2012 | PRINT

As part of RecycleMania, Clemson Recycling Services and CLEMSONLiVE hosted the university’s first ever “Clemson Dirty Jobs” event. Although Mike Rowe and his Discovery Channel television crew were not present to capture the action, 23 students helped make this waste audit possible, producing a total recycling rate of 85 percent.

Last week, Feb. 27-March 2, three teams made up of Clemson students from all walks of life met at the Kite Hill recycling center to do a dirty job: sort trash and save recyclable materials from the landfill. These three teams represented Students for Environmental Action (SEA), the Environmental Engineering graduate program, and the rowing and volleyball teams. Students geared up with haz-mat suits and gloves to tackle more than 1,800 pounds of waste.

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