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Waste Diversion at Fleming College

Sort it out!

We have a centralized sorting system for waste and recycling, located throughout the campus. Students and staff are responsible for properly sorting their own waste at the designated sorting stations.

Look for a Sorting Station near you!

What goes where?

Organics Landfill Containers Fibres
Food scraps Coffee cup lids Plastic cups Computer paper
Tissues Chip bags Milk containers Newspaper
Napkins Styrofoam Pop bottles Magazines
Candy wrappers Juice boxes Cardboard drink trays
Straws Metal cans Unsoiled paper bags
Disposable cutlery Aluminum tin foil and plates
Paper coffee cups Glass bottles

Waste at Fleming

Campus Waste Update from the Office of Sustainability

Every year, the Office of Sustainability conducts an audit of our waste streams which reflects the contents and weight of our landfill garbage and recyclables such as cardboard, aluminum cans and plastic containers.

Fleming College has established a target of reducing our campus waste to landfill by 20% and increase our recycling to 70%.

To reach local, provincial and national GHG emission reduction targets, Fleming encourages the campus community to reduce as much waste as possible from daily college activities as a staff or student. All waste contributes to global warming, deforestation, biodiversity loss as well as air, land and water pollution.

Our most recent College cafeteria and food services area waste audit results reflect the proportion of waste to landfill and recyclables captured or misdirected to landfill.

WASTE Sutherland Campus Frost Campus
Recycled

23%

35%

Landfill

77%

65%

Recyclable items in Landfill

50%

72%

    • January 9 and 10th, 2020 (facilitated by Best Service Pros.)

2018 - 2019 Annual Waste Summary: Office of Sustainability

Waste MT GHG (tCO2e)
BREALEY WASTE

208

771

FROST WASTE

73.2

250

SCRAP WOODS - WASTE

16.13

55

both Brealey & Frost
TOTAL LANDFILL:

297.33

1076

RECYCLING

Mixed Recycling Totes MT GHG (tCO2e)
Building

MT

GHG (tCO2e)

BREALEY

.68

2

FROST

8.78

30

TOTAL 9.45 32
Comingled Containers
BREALEY

24.27

83

CARDBOARD
BREALEY

118

403

FROST

40

135

Total Cardboard

157.5

538

TOTAL RECYCLING

191.22

653

How you can help? Read our top 3 campus waste reduction tips!

    1.Bring your own reusable mugs and cutlery to campus.

Washing stations are available at both Sutherland and Frost campus in the cafeteria area to clean your own dishware.

Fact: In less 3 hours, over 130 disposable coffee cups were counted from the cafeteria station at Sutherland campus (January 2020). Thousands of single -use cups and cutlery are used at Fleming, yet these items remain in our landfills for decades.

    2.Emptied single use straws, coffee cups, lids and cutlery go into the landfill stream.

Fact: In Peterborough and Lindsay, these items are non recyclable. When they are put into the recycling bins, the bag is contaminated and sent to landfill instead.

Single use dishware are the primary items that contaminate our campus recycling, as well as liquids. Sink stations for emptying liquids and rising reusable items are available in the cafeterias.

    3.Empty aluminum cans, plastic bottles, paper and film plastics go into Recycling bins not the Landfill bins.

Fact: Did you know that 50% of waste from Sutherland and 70% of waste from Frost cafeteria bins were recyclable items? By choosing the right bin to dispose of waste can make a huge difference in reducing waste to landfill and greenhouse gas emissions. The primary items found in our waste audit in the landfill bins were recyclable beverage containers.

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