Information about the paper, plastic, glass and aluminum recycling program on campus can be found here: www.lewisu.edu/recycling/index.htm
This program started in August of 2013, and is expected to greatly reduce the amount of important resources that enter our landfill. This program will collect food scraps in the kitchen of Charlie’s Place. These scraps include food waste that is created during food prep as well as any leftover food from meal service. These food scraps are picked up by Waste Management twice a week and brought to a facility to be turned into valuable compost. This compost is rich in essential nutrients and is in high demand, thus earning the term black gold.
Lewis University is collecting asphalt and concrete that is torn up for construction projects and ensuring that it is sent to a facility to be recycled. Industrial waste landfills are dangerous to our environment, and the creation of these materials claim a large amount of natural resources. By recycling the material, and keeping the material out of the landfill, Lewis University is greatly reducing the amount of waste created on campus.
Faculty and staff members were given a “Choose to Reuse” reusable mug and are encouraged to use them by discounts available around campus. By choosing to use a reusable cup, the amount of waste that enters the landfill from disposable coffee cups is greatly reduced. Bring in a reusable mug to any food service location to receive complementary coffee; if you do not bring a reusable mug the coffee will cost $0.25.