Spring cleanup successfully diverts waste from landscape

Monday, April 18, 2016

Through the combined efforts of more than 75 volunteers, several truckloads of trash and recyclables were disposed safely via the recent spring campus cleanup.

“Campus cleanup provides us with the perfect opportunity to put the University’s commitment to being stewards of the environment into action” said Tyler Sytsma, University sustainability coordinator.

Each semester, the Facilities Management Office coordinates the campus cleanup, and employees receive release time to volunteer. Roughly 150 pounds of trash and recyclables were collected during this semester’s event.

The Office of Waste Management and Recycling also provided information to the public on how to responsibly dispose of certain items, and this effort identified where the highest concentrations of litter accumulates, which will aid in planning for future cleanup projects.

Students from the Charlotte Green Initiative promoted the organization’s grants program, too.