Waste Diversion at Fleming College
Sort it out!
In January 2017 Fleming College moved to a Centralized Sorting System for waste and recycling. All garbage and recycling bins were removed from classrooms, lecture halls and common areas like the Learning Commons. Students are now responsible for properly sorting their waste at Sorting Stations strategically located throughout the campus.
Look for a Sorting Station near you!
What goes where?
|Food scraps||Coffee cup lids||Paper coffee cups||Computer paper|
|Tissues||Chip bags||Plastic cups||Newspaper|
|Candy wrappers||Pop bottles||Cardboard drink trays|
|Straws||Juice boxes||Unsoiled paper bags|
|Disposable cutlery||Metal cans|
|Aluminum tin foil and plates|
Organics – We’re working on it
You may have noticed a “We’re working on it!” sticker on the Organics stream of the Sorting Stations. The Office of Sustainability and Physical Resources are actively working toward finding a solution with local municipal and business partners to divert our organic waste. Even though we currently don’t have a solution in place, we encourage staff and students to utilize the Organics stream as this helps keep contamination from entering other streams.
We need your help!
Data indicates that nearly 40% of what Fleming College sends to landfill is recyclable material!
By working together we can sort it out, keep recyclables out of landfill and reduce the environmental footprint of Fleming College’s operations.