The Results Thus Far
We partnered with Busch Systems to conduct a waste audit comparing diversion rates of organic waste and recycling from the garbage in buildings with two (garbage and recycling) and three-stream (garbage, recycling, organic waste) systems.
While the Three-Stream system was a clear winner with 39% more waste diverted from the landfill compared to a Two-Stream residence building, we still have work to do. In the audited residence building using the Three-Stream system, an additional 46% of the garbage content could have been diverted into organic waste.
Don’t Be Trashy: HCS Organic Waste Educational Campaign
Based on residence student feedback, we’ve developed a series of videos to help everyone understand the benefits of sorting their waste, why you should NEVER put organic waste in the garbage system, and how to properly sort your waste into the Three-Stream system in residence.