Dining ServicesDining Services is ditching the trays in their eateries. Studies have shown that by doing so food waste can be reduced up to 30%. Benefits of this system include water and energy conservation, elimination of chemicals, detergents and drying agents used to clean the trays, costs of purchasing and maintaining tray inventory, and a decrease in discharge into landfills, incinerators, and waste water treatment facilities. For more information about PantherDining’s green initiatives, click here.
Environmental ProgramsEnvironmental Programs, located in Dahlberg Hall, recycles light bulbs, batteries, used oil, ballasts and paint. Those interested in recycling these items should contact Michael Thompson at 404-413-3551. In some cases Environmental Programs can pick up the items that need to be recycled. In other cases you may need to meet them at the L-lot universal waste cage.
Facilities Management ServicesBuilding Services collects recyclable materials as part of their waste collection process. They have goals of reducing landfill waste by 5% each of the next five years, bringing up to $33,000 annually to the university. For recycling containers for your area, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Building Services has also recently purchased eight 250-gallon water collection tanks that will capture rainwater runoff to be used for pressure washing projects and irrigation.