For many workplaces across the University of Washington, summer can be a time to tidy up offices and get rid of unused equipment, or even move spaces. Cleaning up or moving out of an office is not an easy task. Not sure where to start? UW Recycling has some general guidelines to follow to get rid of your unwanted items.
This Spring, UW Recycling staff guest-taught students in the Nutritional Sciences 302 Food Systems class - led by faculty member Yona Sipos - regarding the composting process and how to sort compostable materials on campus. The students were then given an assignment to think about ways the University of Washington could reduce food waste.
We've included a selection of the student thoughts below:
Students who are getting ready to move out of residence halls or U District housing often have extra items as they pack up. UW Recycling makes it easy to keep those items out of the trash and ensure they go to someone who needs them.
Join UW Recycling for the upcoming 2019 Trash-In held on Red Square Friday, April 19, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. During this time, volunteers (a healthy mix of students, staff, and faculty) can sign up for shifts lasting one hour to sort waste collected from buildings on campus.
UW Recycling has an opening for a part-time student Waste Diversion Assistant. This position could begin as early as January 2, 2019. This is a great opportunity for a qualified, dedicated student interested in environmental issues (primarily recycling and composting education and general sustainability topics).
Students living in the north campus neighborhood who are moving at the end of the summer (or who just have unwanted items to get rid of) can keep their stuff off the streets during the Husky Neighborhood Cleanup on August 30 and Sept. 24-25. All students can stop by the cleanup station on 17th Ave NE & NE 47th St. on these days and drop off unwanted items for free.
You may have read about China’s changing views on recyclable plastic in the news recently. Are you and your colleagues confused about recycling and composting at the University of Washington? Have you heard rumors that it doesn’t really matter what you do — that it all ends up in the trash anyway? Or do you feel like your efforts as an individual won’t make a difference?
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Moving out of north campus after Spring quarter? UW Recycling and the Husky Neighborhood Cleanup will help keep any unwanted items out of the landfill. All students can stop by the cleanup station on 17th Ave NE & NE 47th St. from 1-5 p.m. on June 7, 8 and 11 and drop off any unwanted items for free. All items will be recycled, donated or properly disposed of.
UW Recycling is hiring for a Program Coordinator, with the posting closing on November 7. See the full job post and apply at the UW jobs site.
This position will serve as one of three primary customer contacts for UW Recycling, and as department coordinator for strategy management systems and process improvement initiatives.