The Department of Community Living is committed to providing students with information and resources on how to live sustainably while a Brandeis student. We encourage all students to monitor and reduce their energy consumption within the residence halls. Each hall at Brandeis is provided with a recycling bin to assist students with the proper disposal of their recyclable waste. Additionally, students are provided with LED light bulbs when possible.
Community Living works closely with the campus sustainability initiative. Eco-Reps in each living community facilitate programs and instruct residents on how to live more environmentally friendly.
We are working hand-in-hand with our fantastic custodial staff to make sure that across campus, including in your halls, recycling bins are next to trash bins, and new, consistent, informative signs are posted that tell you what you can recycle, and what must be trash — the bin of last resort.
Custodial staff collect waste from recycling bins (which use clear liners) and trash bins (which use black liners) in the same barrel as the fastest way to get all of the waste outside. Once outside, staff separate the bags into the appropriate containers. The only exception would be when there is a large amount of contamination in a recycling bag (such as food, liquids or items that cannot be recycled). If you are concerned that custodial staff is inappropriately placing both clear and black bags into one of the large outdoor trash receptacles, please contact Facilities Services at x64385.