Composting & Recycling
Recycling at Loyola
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Loyola University Chicago’s commitment to serve humanity strives to create environmentally sustainable communities. Loyola students, faculty, staff, alumni and the extended university community realize the current rate of resource consumption greatly impact the availability of resources for future generations and are committed to reduce material and energy use on campus and beyond.
Through education, Loyola is making great strides to conserve resources thereby reducing the university’s impact on the environment.
The University's recycling program is managed by the Facilities Management Department. They partner with the Office of Sustainability and Residence Life to reach out across the campus to ensure recyclables are recycled!
Recyclable items (mixed paper, plastics #1-7, aluminum/foil items, and glass) are collected separately from other solid waste items. Additionally, mixed paper is collected separately from the plastics, cans and glass items through a "dual-stream" collection process.
- 24 tons of recyclables are collected monthly
- Ongoing commitment to increase collection of recyclables
Since 2007 new programs have been implemented to collect batteries, ink jet cartridges and small electronics.
Driven by students’ interest in food and waste issues, Loyola composts in three main ways. Produce scraps and leaves are collected and composted at the Winthrop Demonstration Garden. In 2012, Loyola instituted its first commercial composting program at Simpson Dining Hall, where food scraps before and after meals are hauled to a Chicago-based facility to be processed into a soil amendment. Lastly, students and Loyola offices have the opportunity collect organic materials in 3-gallon buckets during the academic year. To learn more, go here.