TRASH AND RECYCLING AT GORDON
We at Gordon want to be on the cutting edge of recycling. We take great pride in our program and would like you to be a part of our Christian commitment to being good stewards of the environment!
- In every building and dorm, there are Gordon "recycling centers" to help you separate your trash into three categories:
- Mixed Paper: Any type of paper or cardboard as long as it is free of food or liquid residue. We do accept items with a few staples, envelopes with windows, and glossy paper (example: magazines).
- Bottles and Cans: Glass and plastic bottles, aluminum cans, etc. These should be empty of liquids or food and rinsed if possible. Please remove the lids from glass bottles.
- Garbage: Any type of waste that cannot be recycled (examples: food waste, napkins, wrappers, soiled paper or plastic ware, etc.)
- Techno-Trash: Our newest addition allows for all old technology to be recycled instead of just thrown away.
- At faculty and staff desks there is a trash barrel specifically labeled for mixed paper. Please use this barrel for recyclable paper products only.
- Gordon also recycles potentially hazardous materials called Universal Wastes.
- RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over a 10-week period, schools report recycling and trash data which are then ranked according to who collects the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or have the highest recycling rate. With each week’s reports and rankings, participating schools watch how their results fluctuate against other schools and use this to rally their campus communities to reduce and recycle more.
Waste leaves Gordon at about 4 times the cost per ton as recycled products. Through recycling, we not only demonstrate our collective commitment to the created world, we cut waste management costs by thousands of dollars as well.
We appreciate your participation in recognizing the seriousness of recycling and joining us in a combined effort and commitment to be good stewards of God's creation.
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