RU is trying to improve its waste management practices, with the long-term goal of achieving zero waste. This requires a conscious effort on the part of staff and students to reduce their use of resources, for example, use and maintain durable metal equipment for as long as possible, and avoid unnecessary use of disposable metal items.
A recycling collection service was established in February 2011, in which an additional Recycling Collection Service is provided on Wednesdays (Grounds & Gardens is currently negotiating a contract with a new service provider, please bear with us while problems are ironed out). As their truck may reach your area very early, PLEASE ensure all bags are on the pavement BEFORE 9 am:
Use the Makana Municipality 2-bag system (initiated 2 March 2009): place ALL recyclable materials (paper/card, glass bottles, tin/cans, all plastics /polystyrene) into an orange/clear bag for the usual garbage collection day. Non-recyclable (disposable) waste should be put out in a black bag. A 2-bag system: why?
What's In? Most metal items, e.g. food tins, drink cans, bottle tops, old wire, broken tools, metal casing, etc.
What's Out? Avoid those who deal with stolen goods. It is also good to consider the people who sort through our waste: - remove wet food or items that would decompose or attract insects and rats!
Go to the Rhodes University ENVIRONMENT front page. Suggestions/Questions? Contact environment(at)ru.ac.za
Last Modified: Mon, 21 May 2018 13:49:30 SAST