December 12th, 2012
The campus community has reduced its waste in recent months with the help of new compost and recycling bins. Since the new bins were introduced in September, the campus has doubled its composting rate and increased the recycling rate by ten percent.
“It’s a wonderful result, especially to see composting doubling so quickly,” said Sustainability Programs Manager Caitlin Steele. “The waste diversion we’ve measured is far above what we expected with the new bin system.”
The bins were installed at 120 locations throughout campus, and provide disposal for compost, recycling and waste materials. The metal bins and new signage replace older concrete bins and provide campus-wide composting for the first time.