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Waste

“A lot of people like lollipops. I don't like lollipops. To me, a lollipop is hard candy plus garbage.
I don't need a handle. Just give me the candy.”

– Demetri Martin


Waste is generated all over campus. Watch this video to make sure you place your waste in the correct bin, and explore links below for more information on waste at Carleton.

  • Waste Monitoring Logo

    Waste Monitoring

    Information on the student waste monitoring project.
  • An illustration supplementing the text in the comprehensive waste guide.

    Comprehensive Waste Guide

    The essential information that Carleton students need to successfully divert waste from the landfill. Updated March 2015.
  • Centralized waste station in Sayles.

    Zero Waste Task Force

    Information on Carleton's Zero Waste Task force
  • Photo of the title screen of the MPIRG waste documentary.

    Carleton Waste Films

    Documentaries about Carleton's waste streams.
  • Custodial Waste Busters

    Custodial Waste Busters

    A group of custodians working to improve Carleton's waste system.
  • The bathroom composting program was launched campus-wide in 2011.

    Bathroom Composting

    Carleton's compost waste stream includes capturing the paper towel waste generated in many campus bathrooms.
  • The annual Lighten Up Garage Sale

    Lighten Up Garage Sale

    Carleton's annual Lighten Up Garage sale offers a chance to reuse unwanted items that are donated by students as they move out at the end of the year, but also provides a reminder of how much excess material finds its way into our lives.
  • Compostables Store

    Place your order for compostables using this form.
  • Shoppers at the Free and For Sale Frenzy in Great Hall, Fall 2018

    Free and For Sale Frenzy

    The goal of the Free and For Sale Frenzy is to promote responsible consumption of goods.