Centralized collection aims to reduce waste

2014 July 10

2014-07-10 By Craig Leroux, Senior Communications Officer

New waste bins are being delivered across campus as the university moves to a centralized waste collection system. The change will see faculty and staff empty their desk-side garbage and recycling into the central bins, which will be emptied daily by custodial staff.

More than 680 of the new bins have been ordered. They are colour-coded to match the City of Kingston: blue for recycling cans and bottles, grey for recycling paper and black for garbage. Building occupants will be notified by Physical Plant Services when central collection begins and desk-side collection ends in their building.