Love to Recycle Events

Waste Sort Challenge For Prizes!! Wed. Feb. 29th @6-7pm in Usdan: 

Come show us how awesome you are at recycling and we'll give you cool things!

What's your Recycling Grade Point Average? On going February

Each Quad will be getting graded on their recycling abilities. Check back here for an update on what your Recycling GPA is. Can you help earn an A+ for your quad or floor? 

Stay tuned for updates. 

Past Events

Recycling Craftapalooza! Thurs. 2/2 @8pm in the SCC:

Come make recycling sculptures and signs to help educate the Brandeis community! Show some lovin'!

Recyclegrams for Valentine’s!

Heavy Thoughts

In the 2010-2011  school year Brandeis trashed  2,714,460 lbs. To put in in perspective, that's the weight of over 270 elephants! Can you imagine all those elephants hanging out on campus? Hanging out on the great lawn? Swimming in Yakus Pond?

We don't want recycling and waste reduction to be "the elephant in the room". Feel free to let your friends and colleagues know how they can help reduce waste and recycle properly!  Often people are unaware of the ease of recycling at Brandeis with our single stream system and just need a friendly reminder. 

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Waste Tracking

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As part of the waste reduction competition RecycleMania, we are tracking the weekly pounds of trash, recycling, and composting that leaves campus. You can see our improvements in our recycling rate over time. Let's try and improve this year's numbers! We will use our results from last year as a benchmark to beat.  The competition is a campus wide effort, meaning all students, faculty, staff, and visitors can participate!

We have named February as Brandeis Loves Recycling Month.  The Eco-Reps will be holding several events in partnership with SEA and other campus groups throughout the month and invite all Brandeis community members to participate.  

Waste Tracking at Brandeis

Chart of Yearly Waste Tons

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Chart of Yearly Waste Statistics

Academic Year

Student

Pop.

Recycling Rate

Waste Diversion Rate

Pounds Municipal Waste Per Student

Pounds Recycling Per Student

2008-2009

5,327

13.25%

43.08%

814.05

77.50

2009-2010

5,619

13.64%

39.92%

648.86

68.02

2010-2011

5,642

19.68%

39.01%

710.97

124.95

2011- Nov. 2011

5,828

18.99%

38.19%

311.28

52.75

  • Recycling Rate: combines trash and  recyclable materials to determine recycling rate as a percentage of its overall waste generation. This demonstrates achievement in both source reduction and recycling. 

  • Waste Diversion Rate:  combines trash, commercial composting,  and  recyclable materials to determine recycling rate as a percentage of its overall waste generation.

  • Waste  Per Student:  Amount of municipal solid waste (both recyclables and trash) per person. This statistic emphasizes reuse and source reduction over recycling.  Use Less, Recycle the Rest- see Reduction Tips

  • Recycling Per Student: This statistics shows how many recyclables per person we are generating- while better to recycle than trash we would love to see this number go down too!