Rank the excel based waste reduction strategy tool here by october 31st.
Single Stream Recycling at HCC
HCC participates in a Single Stream Recycling program at all of our campuses (except at Plant City campus where we've partnered with the city). With our partners, Waste Management and Suduxo, we are actively working to reduce our waste stream and impact on the environment. Watch a video here about the process of Single Stream Recycling at one of Waste Management's material recovery facilities. /departments/sustainability/waste-management--energy.aspx
HCC students visit Waste Managment's new single stream recycling facility in Ybor
Acceptable and Unacceptable Recyclables at HCC:
|Office Paper||Plastic Films|
|Brown Paper Bags||Plastic Utensils|
|Paperboard (cereal boxes, etc.)||Foam Products|
|Junk Mail||Candy Wrappers|
|Soft Bound Books|
|Plastics #1-7 (remove all caps and lids!!)|
|Aluminum cans, foil, and pie tins|
|Tin or Steel Cans|
|Glass (clear and colored)|
Download educational signage for your campus events!
Recycle It! (sign targeting plastic and aluminum beverage containers for to place by recycle bins at events)
3 powerpoint slides created by Brandon Students for the Environment
waste reduction efforts at hcc
HCC Sustainability completed their first college-wide waste audit (weight and volume) on February 27th, 2013. This will serve as our baseline analysis. As with most studies, there were some data gaps that had to be filled in, but preliminary results show we generated close to 10 tons of waste in one week (February 20-27). Only about 3 tons were recycling, the other 7 tons were all sent to landfills and incinerators. Considering that about 90 percent of the national municipal solid waste stream (MSW) is either recyclable or compostable (EPA) as seen in the graph below, our goal is to reduce the overall tonnage generated and have most of the remaining waste stream going to recycling.
Waste reduction focus groups have been completed at all five campuses with a mix of students, faculty, and staff. View the presentation summarizing where HCC is at and where we want to go. The potential strategies that came out of that process have been transformed into an Excel based ranking tool and will be voted on in the 2013 Fall semester. These results will be developed into a college waste reduction plan. Please contact HCC's Sustainability Specialist, Resham Shirsat at firstname.lastname@example.org or 813-757-2136 with any questions or comments.
Check out HCC's surplus warehouse inventory for free furniture and electronics available for college-use.