Three-bin recycling station expansion

As of September 2011, Facilities Management in conjunction with the Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability will be expanding the three-bin recycling stations into the hallways of classroom buildings campus wide. The three-bin stations consist of a bin for landfill waste (garbage), a mixed paper recycling bin and a bottles/cans/hard plastics recycling bin.

The university will remove all waste and recycling bins inside the classrooms in order to encourage the use of the new sorting stations in the hallways.

This new waste sorting procedure is a result of a pilot study conducted last year in two classroom buildings (David Strong Building and the MacLaurin Building) that was deemed a success by building users and janitors. The pilot resulted in greater recycling rates and less garbage left in classrooms. This new procedure should also help enforce the university’s no drinking and no food policy inside classrooms.

The three-bin recycling station expansion is an important component of UVic’s ongoing efforts to reduce waste on campus and reach its goal of 75-per-cent waste diversion as set out in the Sustainability Action Plan: Campus Operations (2009-2014). It will also help UVic meet CRD regulatory requirements that ban refundable containers and all mixed paper from the Hartland Landfill.
If you have any questions about the recycling stations or any of UVic’s recycling programs, contact the Waste Reduction Unit at

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