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Fact:  In 2002, the total waste generated from City College of San Francisco

campuses was 2,621 tons, which equates to over 5 million pounds. Of that, 1,084

tons were diverted from the waste stream and recycled. Those numbers calculate

into 41.4% of generated waste on CCSF Campus that were collected and recycled in one year.

CCSF Recycling Goals and Facts:

 

Welcome to the New City College Recycling Department Web Page……………..

Our goal; is to educate the CCSF community of students, faculty and administrators on the PREvention of waste through the promotion of the use of reusable and recycled products and increase recycling collection.

 

 

·       The CCSF Recycling/Waste Diversion program currently includes 13               

      campuses throughout San Francisco and is responsible for diverting            

      materials from the waste stream through several programs established at            

      City College of San Francisco.

 

·       Diversion is the process of reducing potential waste by means such as source reduction, (reducing or eliminating the amount of materials used for any purpose before they become waste,) recycling and composting.

 

·       All of the programs at the CCSF campuses are under constant development to efficiently reach the campuses increasing population needs. Waste diversion and waste prevention are critical elements and goals of the CCSF Recycling Waste Diversion programs.

 

·       CCSF operating principals and practices are dedicated to minimizing negative environmental impacts of activities under its control and oversight.

 

·       Promotion of the use of reusable and recycled products and increased recycling /waste management outreach and staff has increased collection and diversion throughout CCSF campuses.

 

·       In 2002, the total waste generated from CCSF campuses was 2,621 tons, which equates to over 5 million pounds. Of that; 1,084 tons was diverted from the waste stream and recycled. Those numbers calculate into 41.4% of generated waste on CCSF Campus that was collected and recycled.

 

·       AB 75 (Strom-Martin, 1999) was signed into law by the Governor on November 9, 1999. This law requires that each State agency or large State facility divert at least 25 percent of its solid waste from landfills or transformation facilities by January 1, 2002, and 50 percent by January 1, 2004

 

·       Reaching a large and growing campus population with a dwindling budget is our greatest challenge. Continued program development is essential at the CCSF campuses. With input from staff and students we intend to continue developing innovative strategies to enhance our current programs.