In 2014, the passage of law AB 1826, which requires businesses and public entities to sort out organic waste for composting, prompted discussions about altering the waste system at Cal State East Bay. As a result, in partnership with Cascadia Consulting Group, Cal State East Bay conducted a Waste Audit finding that 80 percent of the waste going to landfills was recoverable (50% was compostable and 30% was recyclable). In addition, Cal State East Bay is governed by the CSU Sustainability Policy, which requires all campuses reduce waste by 80% in 2020, and the Carbon Commitment Greenhouse Gas reduction targets.
Because of AB 1826, the CSU Sustainability Policy, and the Carbon Commitment, Cal State East Bay is upgrading the campus waste disposal system from single stream to triple stream.
As of early 2017, all facilities on campus use the triple stream system, which utilizes separate waste bins for handling compost, recycling, and landfill waste.
For additional resources to help your office or classroom use the system, please check out the following links:
If you would like a training on how to properly use the triple waste steam system, please contact the Office of Sustainability at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hazardous materials and electronic waste disposal is coordinated by Cal State East Bay Environmental Health & Safety.