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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

  • Sorting waste can be confusing.

    Waste Guide

    Is this recyclable? What should I do with these batteries? Answers to these questions and more can be found in Carleton's comprehensive waste guide.
  • Centralized waste station in Sayles.

    Community Waste Program

    Information on Carleton's campus-wide disposal system
  • 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.
  • A student going trayless.

    Trayless Dining

    Information on the process of going trayless. What problems we encountered, how we tackled them, and the current status of the project.
  • Photo of the title screen of the MPIRG waste documentary.

    Carleton Waste Films

    A documentary video made by the student organization MPIRG which follows Carleton's waste stream.
  • 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.
  • Waste Monitoring Logo

    Student Waste Monitoring

    Information on the student waste monitoring project. Link to the waste monitoring blog.