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In 2012, SCU disposed of 1,836 tons of waste, which includes 904 tons of landfill waste, 392 tons of recyclables, and 541 tons of compostable material.Containers, labels, and instructional signs have been replaced throughout campus to standardize the University's waste diversion system. Colors on signs and container labels: Recycling = Blue; Landfill waste = Red/Black; Compost = Green.
New initiatives include food waste composting and changes in our office desk-side recycling and waste processes. See Recycling & Waste on the Facilities website for more information.
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Athletics and Recreation has undertaken numerous projects to integrate sustainability into the lives of all Bronco athletes, fitness lovers, and Malley Center users.
This year marks the first annual Bottled Water Free Commencement at SCU for Law, Grad, and Undergrad ceremonies, as well as the Alumni Picnic. Santa Clara will be joining dozens of schools across the nation in eliminating unnecessary waste, and promoting our sustainability and social justice values.
Our campus collects certain items that would have been sent to the landfill after one use, but are now being upcycled to a create new products.