This policy establishes guidelines to accomplishUNC Charlotte’s goal of reducing solid waste going from the campus into landfills. The policy describes UNC Charlotte’s recycling plan and a recycling program. A copy of the recycling plan is available from the Recycling Office, and information about the recycling program is available online.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is committed to good stewardship of the environment. A key element of that stewardship is the reduction of the amount of solid waste going from the campus into landfills. Solid waste landfills have negative long-range environmental impacts, drain community resources, and have limited capacity to accept the large quantities of waste generated by our society today. The University will make every effort to reduce the solid waste generated on campus. Four methods will be used to implement this policy: source reduction, reuse of materials, recycling, and purchase of recycled materials. Every University department and individual community member has a personal responsibility for implementing this policy.
Campus Recycling includes aluminum cans, batteries, cardboard, glass bottles, hard back books, microfiche, news blend, office blend, plastic bottles (#1 and #2 only), Styrofoam and peanuts, toner cartridges, transparencies, videotapes, and additional items as implemented.
Residence Hall Recycling (where available) includes aluminum cans, steel cans, spiral paper cans with metal bottoms, plastic bottles (#1 and #2 only), glass bottles and jars, newspapers, phone books, catalogs and magazines, brown paper bags, and additional items as implemented.
Facilities Management Recycling includes construction/demolition debris, fluorescent light bulbs, motor oil, oil filters, paint, pallets, refrigerants, scrap metal, solvents, tires, yard waste, and additional items as implemented.
The Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs will be responsible for implementing this Policy by:
Initially approved May 22, 2002