JWU is going beyond green, creating new ways to take waste that normally gets thrown away — from garbage, papers and bottles to our Culinary Arts food waste and grease, even tires and batteries — and recycle it.
Last year, JWU recycled 605 tons of our total waste (that’s roughly the size of a cruise ship). We recycle a full 25% of our waste to keep your campus, city and planet green, and we’re getting better by the year:
We focus our efforts to make the most impact in our res halls,
academic buildings, overall campus operations and our Culinary Arts
JWU 2012 Solid Waste and Recycling Tonnage Report (143K PDF)
Saving You Money With recycling bins in every room — and that you don’t need to separate
bottles/cans from paper — our students reached a 41% recycling goal this
year. By reducing trash collection by 794 cubic yards, you’re saving the university $24,000+ every year.
Overall, we save $58/ton for every ton of waste we divert from the landfill. This saves JWU an estimated $35,000/year — so we can focus our funds on making JWU even better for you.
Recyclable ItemsHow can you help? Remember, at JWU:
Recycle these items in JWU offices, classrooms and residence halls:
Spread the Word Download and share our acceptable recycling items info:Handout (564K PDF)Poster (584K PDF)Sticker (52K PDF)Trash Room Sign (436K PDF)