Subject: Waste Policy of the Environmental Policy
Group: Institutional
Approved by: Vice-President, Administration
Approval date: November 28, 2012
Effective date: November 28, 2012
Administered by: Director of Facilities Management

1 — PURPOSE

Mount Allison is committed to practicing responsible and sustainable management of solid waste material to reduce the University’s impact on the environment.

2 — POLICY

It is the University’s policy to concentrate efforts in waste reduction at source and in best management of waste streams:
 
2.1 Source Reduction
The University will decrease the amount of waste at the source by preventing or delaying entry of material into waste streams.
 
2.2 Waste Streams: General Practices
The University will ensure consistent location and labelling of disposal sites across campus and will educate the University community on proper waste separation. Types of waste will be managed according to Federal and Provincial guidelines:

  • Wet/Dry waste separation will follow guidelines set out by the Westmorland Albert facility;
  • metal waste will be recycled;
  • construction waste resulting from demolition or remodeling of campus facilities will be reused or recycled where it is economically feasible to do so;
  • hazardous waste will be kept to a minimum by taking steps to reduce the use hazardous materials where it is reasonable to do so;
  • reusable items such as surplus furniture, clothing from residence students and other items will be made available to the University community, the local community or charitable organizations; and
  • cardboard will be recycled.

3 — PERFORMANCE INDICATORS, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND TARGETS

Facilities Management will collect information and report metrics and progress on waste reduction annually. The metrics to be considered for inclusion are

  • tonnes of waste delivered to Westmorland Albert;
  • number of truck trips to Westmorland Albert;
  • number or volume of re-purposed items; and
  • amount of disposed hazardous waste.