Friday, September 18, 2009

Zero-Sort Recycling

This is a reprint of information shared with faculty and staff in a slightly different format & venue earlier this semester.

To increase our recycling effort at SUNY Canton, this semester we will transition to “Zero Sort” recycling. All recyclable materials including cardboard, paper, plastic, glass and metal will be collected as a single stream and placed in a single collection container for removal by Casella. Casella is currently placing new “green” colored collection containers Zero-Sort Container near our buildings on campus labeled “Zero Sort”.

Similar “blue” colored collection containers will continue to be used for the purposes of collecting solid waste materials.

An initial order of desk side recycle containers and other miscellaneous recycle containers for public areas, etc. should be arriving in the next few weeks. The Physical Plant will deploy these containers as soon as received. All recyclable materials including cardboard, paper, plastic, glass and metal should be placed in these containers. Please be sure your bottles and cans are empty prior to recycling them. Solid waste materials should be placed in other waste receptacles located in areas common to offices, public areas, etc. Until new containers arrive, please collect your recyclables by whatever means you are currently using, cardboard box, etc.

To learn more about “Zero Sort” recycling visit

Thank you in advance for participating in this effort.

Michael R. McCormick
Director of Facilities

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