Waste Diversion Systems
SCU prides itself on diverting waste from landfills by either recycling, composting, reusing, or donating.
Landfill waste = Red/Black | Compost = Green | Recycling = Blue
Recyclable items include aluminum, plastics (#1-7, including film plastics when bundled in a clear plastic bag and knotted at the top), glass, tin, paper, corrugated cardboard, electronic waste, compact fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, and ink cartridges. Compost collection is also available in residence halls.
The waste diversion systems in SCU offices help reduce waste and promote recycling. A guide is available to help faculty and staff identify materials that can (and cannot) be recycled in SCU offices. Categories include paper, corrugated cardboard, beverage containers, scrap metal, electronic waste, batteries, and ink cartridges.
Every large campus event has at least one waste recovery station. This includes containers for compost, recycling, and landfill waste. Event planners can request this waste diversion system through a Facilities Event Equipment Request. If you'd like insight in planning your sustainable event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.