Zero Waste Western
Western is committed to eliminating all reusable, recyclable and compostable materials from its waste stream. Campus currently diverts 72% of all recyclable material through the AS Recycle Center. Through education and operational changes WWU works toward becoming a ‘zero waste’ institution.
Sorting Station Posters
“Waste Bins” signs are up in the classrooms of Academic Instructional Center and Arntzen Hall. Their purpose is to remind users of the building to sort their trash properly. The signs were designed by Shayne Smith, former Office of Sustainability Webmaster & Media Manager.
WWU Move-Out Madness
At the end of every school year, Western Washington University and the City of Bellingham partner to sponsor the annual “WWU Moveout Madness” event in several neighborhoods near the university.
This program targets neighborhoods with high student populations, including Happy Valley, Sehome, York, South Hill and Samish. One collection point will be set up in each neighborhood and students will be encouraged to bring their reusable household items, recyclable materials, and landfill items to that point for collection and disposal at no charge.
Landfill Waste Profile Signs
“Waste Profiles” signs are up in each of the major academic buildings excluding Parks, Biology, Ross, Old Main and Humanities. The signs are personalized by building and the statistics were provided by the Huxley Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association.