Separate containers like this one are on their way out!

Separate containers like this one are on their way out!

Recycle your trash and trash your recyclables with new, more efficient waste collection

  • July 28, 2010 5:00pm

Sorting recycling will soon be a thing of the past for CSUEB, thanks to "single stream" waste management processes. In a recent message to the campus community, Facilities Management announced that a transition to new waste collection methods is underway. The goal — reducing the amount of campus waste that goes into landfills.

It's no longer necessary to sort recyclables manually; all waste can go in the same containers. Everything will be transported to a centralized sorting facility where recyclable material can be separated from landfill-bound trash more efficiently.

Right now, about half of the University's trash can be reclaimed and recycled, compared to only 34 percent before the transition to this new collection method. According to Facilities Management, the target rate for recyclable waste is 75 percent. So don't fret if you can't find a recycling bin outside the University Union, or see one can in your office where there used to be two — the "green" is just moving behind the scenes.


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