Universities generate large amounts of solid waste which is disposed of in costly and environmentally irresponsible ways. By implementing comprehensive recycling and waste reduction programs, universities can minimize their waste stream.
Universities use different types of trash cans for the proper disposal of various forms of waste.
Establish a waste reduction ethic in all areas by carrying out waste stream analyses that determine recycling potential
Implement a recycling program that starts with paper and cardboard and expands to metal, plastic, and glass
Recognize how well the recycling program performs and focus on areas that need improvement
Isolate and recycle tires, batteries, oil, electronics, and scrap metal
Compost organic waste
Isolate and recycle hazardous waste-containing products, such as fluorescent lamps and ballasts, anti-freeze, solvents, batteries, computer monitors, and TVs
Seek to recycle at least 50% of campus waste stream
Provide convenient recycle and waste stations, and aslo special days in which they can be collected