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Centralized waste collection

As part of its commitment to promote sustainability, Ontario Tech University is taking steps to:

  • Reduce the volume of waste generated on campus and sent to landfills.
  • Improve our recycling rates.

To help reach these goals, the university is introducing a centralized garbage and recycling collection system.

What is centralized waste collection?

With centralized waste collection, you sort and dispose of your waste and recycling in centralized bins located in designated common areas around campus (e.g. on each floor of every university building, and in high-traffic areas such as near food services). Classrooms still have waste and recycling bins. While office areas will still have desk-side recycling bins, desk-side garbage bins will be removed.

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