The Intermediate Processing Facility was established as the campus recycling sorting facility in 1991. Like the new Recycling Operations Center, the IPF served as an intermediate step between campus recycling bins and the local Boulder County Recycling Center, which connects recyclable materials to the commercial marketplace for reuse.  For 23 years, students worked at the IPF sorting, weighing, and shipping recyclables collected from locations all over campus. Throughout the lifespan of the IPF, up to 10,000 pounds of recyclables were processed at the IPF each day. In the spring of 2014, the IPF was demolished in anticipation of the new ROC, signaling an end of an excellent era of recycling, but also signifying an exciting expansion of CU campus recycling operations.