Chico State recycled enough plastic, glass and aluminum combined to reduce 28,016 tons of Co2 from being released into the atmosphere.
Our Sustainable Future - CSU, Chico
Waste Management and Minimization
There are several hurdles and rewards associated with reducing and
diverting campus waste from the landfill. Solid waste management is an essential component of reducing our impact on the environment
while educating students and staff about their daily consumption choices.
Through programs, champions, education, and support, California State
University, Chico has achieved several successes in the area of solid
The A.S. Chico Recycling
Program (ASRP), started in May 1996, and since then has collected more than 632 tons of recyclable materials from more
than 400 paper, beverage container, and compost locations on campus.
The Recycling Education Outreach Program, part of
ASRP, has trained more than 150 future teachers and 2,000 elementary
school students in waste reduction techniques.
Review our Recycling Policy - EM-00-065
Environmental Health and Safety
and Safety oversees numerous waste disposal issues on campus,
including new requirements for the disposal of items such as computer
monitors, consumer electronic devices, fluorescent lamps, batteries, lighting ballasts, and other wastes that previously
could be placed in the trash. EHS is responsible for ensuring that CSU,
Chico is in compliance with the regulations applicable to the hazardous
materials stored and utilized on campus and at the University Farm.
Facilities Management and Services
Facilities Management and Services has a strong solid-waste recycling and waste reduction program that includes cardboard recycling, scrap metal recycling, reducing dumpster loads, construction waste diversion, and old furnishings and materials diversions.
Chemical Waste Identification and Reutilization Project (CWIRP) involves faculty and students in identifying unknown chemicals and researching possible opportunities for the reutilization of chemicals which are often initially characterized as waste. (For more information contact Dr. Donald Alger at firstname.lastname@example.org .)