Deparmental Central Waste Program
This program removes desk-side waste bins in place of a central waste centre with full-scale recycling and composting capabilities. Employees and faculty are responsible for separating and disposing their waste in the centres.
The centres are all located within a reasonable distance to offices to ensure accessibility. The centres are made out of recycled plastic and are manufactured locally in Elmira by Clean River.
Laurier now services 'single-stream/commingled' recycling which means all recyclable materials (except for cardboard) can go in the same unit or stream. For those areas that still have the older infrastructure that separates recycling, please continue to separate and the custodial staff will empty into our recycling bins.
The introduction of organics at Laurier has been the main reason for our increasing waste diversion rate (see 'waste' for yearly audit results). Refer to the list below for information on what can go in the organics bin.