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Title: Recycling at CSU


1
Recycling at CSU A Guide for BSW
  • Jeffrey Melton
  • Environmental Health Safety Specialist

2
Training Agenda
  • Why Recycle
  • Recycling Basics
  • Recycling Procedures
  • What we do already
  • Collection
  • Dropoff
  • Questions?

3
How Recycling Benefits You
  • Uses less landfill space
  • Keeps trash disposal costs down
  • Uses less energy and materials
  • Reduces the cost of products utilities
  • Recycling an aluminum can saves as much energy as
    a can full of gasoline.
  • Reduces pollution

4
Not Just A Good Idea
  • State Mandate
  • Mandatory Waste Reduction Goals
  • Can only be met via recycling
  • Report sent to the State in Spring 2015
  • All other Illinois state universities have
    recycling programs
  • UIC, UIUC, GSU, NIU, WIU, SIU, EIU, etc.
  • CSU formerly had a recycling program
  • This new program is designed to last

5
Basics of Recycling
  • Single Stream Recycling Dumpsters
  • All recyclables go in the green dumpster
  • Trash goes in the other dumpster
  • Use Clear or Blue Bags
  • No Black Bags!
  • Change bags only when necessary

6
What can be recycled?
  • Paper / Cardboard
  • Bond Paper (White Colored)
  • Computer Paper
  • Calculator Tape
  • Computer Paper
  • Envelopes
  • Junk Mail
  • Legal Pad Paper
  • Letterhead
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • Cardboard
  • Containers
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Steel Cans
  • Plastic Soup Container
  • Bi-Metal Cans
  • Water/Soda/Juice Bottles
  • Detergent Bottles
  • Microwave Trays
  • Milk Jugs
  • Plastics 1-5 and 7

7
What goes in the trash?
  • When in doubt, throw it out
  • Food or Beverage Waste
  • Candy Chip Wrappers
  • Rubber Bands
  • Non-Paper Packing Material
  • Plastic strapping
  • Stickers/ Labels
  • Tissue Products
  • Plastic Grocery Bags
  • Styrofoam
  • Paper coffee cups lids
  • Plastic 6

8
Current Recycling
  • Residence Hall Recycling
  • No changes, same green dumpsters
  • Shredded Paper
  • Use clear plastic bags and green dumpsters
  • Cardboard Boxes
  • Break down or crush the boxes to fit them into
    the green dumpsters
  • Keep up the good work!

9
New Safety Box Cutters
  • Each BSW can get one box cutter
  • Voluntary
  • Auto-retracting
  • Uses special safety blades no points
  • Blade can be flipped when it becomes dull
  • See your foreman for new blades

10
New Recycling Plan - Deskside
  • Not Your Responsibility
  • Voluntary program
  • Office workers will empty green bins into hallway
    recycling containers
  • Green bins for recycling only
  • Do not put black bags in these bins
  • Do not collect trash from green bins

11
New Recycling Plan Hallways / Open Areas
  • ClearStream Containers
  • Wire-frame Plastic
  • Different tops for bottles cans or for paper
  • Special clear bags
  • Instructions right on the bag
  • Remove Plastic Top
  • Remove and tie up old bag
  • Loop new bag through the frame over corners,
    then pull tight
  • Replace Plastic Top

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New Recycling Plan Hallways / Open Areas
  • Empty Only When Needed
  • Check Containers Daily
  • Take out bags of paper when they are ½ ¾ full
  • Bags may be heavy
  • Take out bags of bottles cans when necessary
  • Getting close to full
  • Liquid in bottom of the bag
  • Odors from the bag
  • Use your judgment

14
New Recycling Plan Green Carts
  • Carts are available
  • Basement / 1st floor
  • Most buildings
  • Use if needed
  • Not required
  • Only for recycling

15
New Recycling Plan - Dumpsters
  • Two Dumpsters
  • Green for Recycling
  • Bags of recyclables
  • Boxes
  • Shredded Paper
  • Blue/Other colors for Normal Trash

16
Review
  • Recycling is a State Mandate
  • Collect recyclables from hallway containers
  • Also boxes and shredded paper
  • Paper, cardboard, bottles, and cans
  • Use Clear Recycling Bags
  • Bring Recyclables to the Green Dumpster

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