|A recycling bin on the|
University of Michigan's Diag.
Step 1: You put an item into a recycling bin on campus, such as the recycling bin depicted to the right.
|A blue University of |
Michigan recycling dumpster.
|Two Waste Management Services recycling trucks.|
Step 4: A Plant Operations truck will come and load the contents of the recycling dumpster into their truck (depicted to the right). Most buildings have their recycling dumpsters emptied on a regular schedule, for example a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday cycle. Some smaller buildings call in to have their dumpsters emptied. Waste Management Services' truck drivers also pick up trash, compost, Styrofoam, wood, metal—except for regulated waste (such as batteries or electronics which are handled by OSEH).Step 5: The Plant Operations truck will drop off your recyclables at the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority. As of October of 2015, the University of Michigan's recyclables are going to the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority in Chelsea, MI. Previously, our recyclables were going to the Materials Recovery Facility in Ann Arbor.
|A photo of the Western |
Washtenaw Recycling Authority.
Step 7: Your recyclables, along with other objects of the same material, will be compressed into cubes.
Step 8: The bales of recyclables are picked up by various companies and organizations to use in the creation of new products!
"Home." Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority. Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority, n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2016.
"PBA Spotlight." Sustainability.umich.edu. Graham Sustainability Institute, Sept. 2014. Web. 14 Feb. 2016.