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ABOVE: CONRAD AND SPENCER SCOTT meet the Cat
In the Hat for the first time. Children could make
art projects, have pictures taken with the Cat in
the Hat or hear Dr. Seuss stories being read as part
of the party.
LEFT: HOPE ELLEN WEHLING and Matthew Speich
paint their faces on Thursday night at the Read
Across America Celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday
at the Lincoln Children’s Museum. The face-paint
ing booth is one of many different activities the
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scrutinizes UNL trash
DUMPSTER from page 1
Once the university had recycling
programs in place for those materi
als, Ekart and others at the university
began to take a closer look at other
items they were throwing away.
Now, thanks to Ekart’s Dumpster
dives and suggestions by students,
faculty and staff, the university has
become more creative with the mate
rials it recycles.
Ekart said a recommendation by
the library staff led to the implemen
tation of a recycling program for
The Division of Continuing
Studies recommended that foam
peanuts be recycled.
In addition, computer monitors,
toner cartridges and fluorescent light
tubes are all recycled.
In addition to improving campus
recycling, Ekart’s Dumpster dives
also have helped make the UNL cam
John Marker, interim director of
Landscape Services, said several
years ago, the university began to
place locks on Dumpsters that may
contain hazardous materials, such as
sharp branches or even hypodermic
The locks were intended to keep
people in search of cans and other
items from entering the Dumpsters,
Marker said he knew some of the
Dumpsters needed to be locked
before Ekart began examining cam
“The trash audit information
made it easier to choose which
Dumpsters we needed to take action
with,” Marker said.
Ekart said he is glad to know his
job has helped make a difference on
the UNL campuses.
But he said there is another bonus
to his job - the stuff he finds in the
“I’ve found animals both dead
and alive, brand-new items and even
money,” Ekart said. “Your imagina
tion probably can’t cover everything
Ekart said several times he has
DALE EKART SPENDS two weeks each semester sorting through the trash of
every building on campus, looking for the “good stuff,” meaning recy
clables. His mission is to find the percentage of trash the UNL community
One man accidentally threw away 30
years worth of research
UNL recycling coordinator
even found items of value.
“One man accidentally threw
away 30 years worth of research,”
After receiving a panicked phone
call from the researcher and digging
through a dumpster, the lost research
Despite all the interesting things
Ekart encounters in the garbage, he
said he hopes he doesn’t have to
spend much more time Dumpster
Ekart said he hopes the university
eventually recycles enough of its
garbage that he is no longer needed.
“I’d like to work myself out of a
job,” he said.
Until then, though, he’s planning
to continue to work on making the
university a more environmentally
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