Waste News

Jan 20,2011

Following a successful pilot in Huntsman Hall, a project to recycle paper towels in restrooms will be expanded to additional buildings over the next couple months. Since many Penn buildings do not...Read more »

Jan 20,2011

The Wharton School recently concluded a Fall 2010 pilot project that replaced the deskside trash bins of over 50 staff members in Vance Hall with paper recycling bins. In addition to replacing the...Read more »

Jan 20,2011

King’s Court / English College House will undergo a complete replacement of trash and recycling bins throughout the building later this month, the first project in a series of planned upgrades to...Read more »

Nov 30,2010

Wondering what to do with those old office chairs? Have promotional items left over from an event, or laboratory equipment gathering dust? List them in BEN’s Attic, a new website developed by...Read more »

Sep 23,2010

Effective immediately, Penn now recycles all plastic containers, plastic types numbered 1 through 7.  Penn’s recycler, Blue Mountain Recycling, has installed new equipment that is capable of...Read more »

Sep 23,2010

Penn Purchasing Services has announced an important initiative that the University, together with Telrose and Office Depot, is undertaking. Effective September 1, 2010, all purchase orders issued...Read more »

Sep 23,2010

The Annenberg Public Policy Center recently installed a worm composting system to reduce the amount of food waste in the building and to educate staff about the composting process.

Based on...Read more »

Jul 26,2010

One of the most common barriers to an increased recycling rate is the disparity between an abundance of trashcans combined with a lack of public recycling bins. A summer project being completed by...Read more »

Jul 26,2010

At around 7:00 a.m. on June 5, members of the West Philadelphia community began arriving outside the Penn Ice Rink to stake their place in line for the third annual community sale organized by...Read more »

Apr 15,2010

Residents of Hill College House put their recycling skills to the test over the past two weeks, collecting bottle caps and aluminum tabs from recyclables to see which floor would win the "Cap"...Read more »


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