Over the last year, UCC’s cleaning services contractor ISS has been monitoring the levels of recycling inside every building in UCC. Each time a cleaner empties a bin they assess whether or not the recycling bin has been contaminated with non-recyclable material. The number of recyclable versus “general waste” bags are recorded on a daily basis.
Below, you can see the recycling rate of your building. In general, the rates are high. In fact, given that the national recycling rate currently stands at just about 34%, we are doing really well! At the moment UCC Green Campus and Buildings and Estates are working on rolling out a system of “binless” offices across campus, with well sign-posted recycling stations at key locations within buildings. The aim is to first of all reduce the amount of waste being produced and secondly ensure the maximum amount of recycling. If we haven’t gotten to your building yet, hold tight – we’re on the way!