MVSU named best educational institution in the state for recycling efforts
ITTA BENA, Mississippi (WJTV) – The Mississippi Recycling Coalition (MRC) recognizes Mississippi Valley State University as the top recycler among state educational institutions.
EMRC recognizes organizations, businesses, agencies, schools, and local governments across the state that have excelled in their recycling program and materials management efforts.
Terrence Hurssey, Director of Facilities Management for MVSU, expressed gratitude for the hard work of the recycling center staff.
“We congratulate our Sustainability Coordinator, Ms. Portia Boyd, and our Deputy Director, Mr. Michael Anderson, for an exceptional job. MVSU can proudly say that recycling has improved community waste management and environmental practices, ”said Hurssey.
“My Deputy Director and I encourage our students, faculty, staff and MVSU residents on the importance of recycling, such as global warming, keeping our environment clean and the benefits this program has for our students who participate in recycling. Boyd said. “We are very honored and proud to have won the award, as an HBCU institution, for promoting and encouraging participation in recycling. ”
For fiscal year 2018, the recycling pounds of the MVSU recycling center weighed 92,297. For the Title III year 2018-19, the recycling pounds amounted to 104,251.
“I really have to say that when it comes to our campus, the recycling center gets a lot of support. Everyone on and off campus participates in recycling either by collecting it for us or by dropping it off in our 24-hour recycling bins located outside the technical education building, ”Boyd said.
“When it comes to our campus, we know we can count on them, and without their participation we would not have received this award,” she added.