Waste Diversion and Recycling
What can we do to reduce the amount of waste generated on campus? The answer is "a lot".
Reduce and Reuse: Reduction in waste sources is the best solution. It saves money and reduces waste.
Recycle: Recycling supports our "single-use and throw away" mindset. Better than the landfill, but still not the best solution. It's complicated.
New River Resource Authority Landfill: Everything that goes in the trash on campus goes to the New River Resource Authority Landfill. As some trash breaks down, it produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas. The NRRA Landfill at Cloyd's Mountain is capturing these greenhouse gas emissions and making electricity.