Waste Audit Results

 

VCU is constantly working to improve its recycling rate. Waste Audits are an example of one tool VCU uses to learn more about the waste and recycling habits of specific buildings. This information allows the University to investigate how best to maximize recycling, and educate building occupants on proper waste sorting. Working together, the Office of Sustainability, Contract Administration, SSC Services for Education, and County Waste & Recycling go out into the field to inspect trash and recycling receptacles and take note of any contamination or improper handling of waste. This information is then relayed to building managers and our custodial contractors, allowing them to make informed decisions on how best to increase recycling and divert waste from the landfill. The most recent waste audit was conducted at the MCV campus on June 13th. The results are listed below. 100% refers to waste receptacles with no contamination, NA refers to no receptacle present at that location. 

BioTech One
Trash 99%
Recycle 98%  
 
School of Nursing/Bookstore
Trash 98%
Recycle 100%
 
School of Dentistry 
Trash 100%
Recycle 99%
 
Smith Building
Trash 99%
Recycle 100%
 
McGlothlin Medical Education Center
Trash 100%
Recycle NA
 
Kontos Med. Science
Trash 100%
Recycle NA
 
Molecular Medicine Research Building (MMRB)
Trash 99% 
Recycle NA
 
West Hospital
Trash 99%
Recycle 97%