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Partnership with LJP Waste and Recycle to save $25,000 Annually

University announces new partnership.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office, 11-27-2012

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato has contracted with LJP Waste and Recycle from North Mankato, Minn., to handle its campus refuse and recycling service needs, effective Wednesday, Nov. 28.

The new agreement will allow Minnesota State Mankato to save $25,000 annually and increase its level of recycling while getting a return on recycled commodities and reducing the amount of waste going into landfills, said Ron Fields, assistant vice president of Facilities Management at Minnesota State Mankato.

Under Minnesota State Mankato's previous contract, 96 percent of campus waste was recycled, and under its new contract with LJP, 98 percent of campus waste will be recycled.

The contract with LJP will also provide a noticeable new look on campus. New branded purple and gold hallway rolling recycling bins will be placed in campus buildings in addition to new outside compactors and recycling containers sporting new purple paint.

The branded outside containers will be visible to traffic when they are transported to the Minnesota Waste Processing Company, where waste will be burned for electricity at the Wilmarth Power Plant in Mankato.

For more information from Minnesota State Mankato, contact Ron Fields, assistant vice president for Facilities Management, by phone at 507-389-2267 or by email at

For information from LJP Waste and Recycle, please contact Ed Fahrforth by phone at 507-625-1968 or by email at

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,413 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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