Waste and recycling are areas where your personal choices can make a difference.
Penn’s Division of Facilities & Real Estate Services is in the process of implementing a campus-wide Solid Waste Management Plan. This Plan provides a prioritized list of initiatives to help the University in achieving the Climate Action Plan goals. The Plan addresses management of the six common waste streams on campus:
Waste that cannot be diverted through one of the other waste streams. May include Styrofoam. When composting is not available, may include soiled paper and food waste.
Glass, plastic, metal, paper, plastic bags and wrapping and cardboard
All food wastes and leaves, soiled paper, paper towels, compostable dishes, flatware, and cups
“e-waste” - Electronic equipment such as computers, peripherals, monitors, compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs and other lamps, alkaline and lithium batteries, cell phones
Furniture, text books, bulk trash, writing instruments, shoes and clothing, office products and ink and toner cartridges