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Waste Management

The Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling (OWRR) is responsible for coordinating recycling activities and waste pickups throughout campus.  The Office also focuses on waste reduction strategies and education.  The OWRR works closely with the various departments, staff, and students to create new waste reduction and recycling initiatives on campus. In addition to those initiatives, OWRR’s Surplus Property Program re-purposes items on campus and facilitates the recycling of WFU’s Technotrash

Seasonal Activities

Fall

Tailgate recycling at WFU football games; Recycling offered at various Events on campus daily and on weekends; Education offered to various departments and student groups about services offered by the OWRR on campus.

Winter

Recycling at various events on campus daily and on weekends; Education offered to various departments and student groups about services offered by the OWRR on campus.

Spring

Move Out Waste Reduction Programs; “Spring Cleaning:” Office, Staff and Departments tend to purge more this time of year—high amount of waste, recycling, and re-usables to divert.

Summer

Large renovation projects (the OWRR works closely with various departments and project managers to reduce waste, repurpose items, and divert waste from the landfill); summer camp recycling; Move In Recycling and Waste Reduction programs.

Waste Diversion

Diversion Metrics and Year to Date Pie Chart

2011

2010

Recognitions & Awards

Wake Forest University was named Corporate Donor of the Year. Check out the full article.

 

Wake Forest University was proudly awarded the 2011 Special Environmental Award given by the County Commissioners and the Environmental Affairs Board of Forsyth County for Wake Forest University’s Waste Reduction Efforts – diverting 44.6% of waste from the landfill in 2010.