From superSTAr Courtney Dufford:
Carleton Community Waste Program Phase II
After a successful 10 week pilot program, the Carleton Community Waste Program will continue in Leighton, Goodsell, and Facilities and will expand to six additional academic buildings starting spring term. A huge thank you to pilot program participants, especially building liaisons, for their productive feedback and efforts in making this waste initiative a success!
The Carleton Community Waste Program is coordinated collaboratively by the Sustainability Assistants, Custodial and Facilities departments and includes…
· Expansion of composting into academic buildings
· Centralized waste stations where all three waste streams (recycling, composting, trash) are located together in a central location on each floor
· Detailed signage to help building occupants make an informed decision about their waste disposal, thus minimizing waste stream contamination (recycling in composting, trash in recycling, etc.)
· Voluntary actions on an individual level to decrease the amount of individual plastic liners generated
o Can opt to manage individual waste receptacles, dumping waste in central waste stations and changing individual liners as needed
o Can opt to give up bins and stop using plastic liners all together
Responses to the Community Waste Program have been very positive! In a midterm evaluation survey, 63% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that the CCWP is achieving its goals and positively impacting waste disposal in their department.
Starting Spring Term, the Carleton Community Waste Program will expand into LDC, Boliou, CMC, Willis, Scoville, and the Chapel! We look forward to working with students, faculty, and staff to improve waste disposal in these and other buildings throughout campus. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the CCWP, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.