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LFCC Recycling and Sustainability Initiative. Recyclable and Sustainable Items. Paper Newspapers Cardboard Plastic Aluminum Ink Cartridges Fluorescent Lighting. Paper: Processes.

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recyclable and sustainable items
Recyclable and Sustainable Items
  • Paper
  • Newspapers
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic
  • Aluminum
  • Ink Cartridges
  • Fluorescent Lighting
paper processes
Paper: Processes
  • Recycling containers will be placed in all offices and classrooms , around both Campuses to promote paper recycling.
  • At the Middletown Campus, the Facilities department will be responsible for emptying all containers and putting the paper into the recycling dumpster.
  • At the Fauquier Campus, the Facilities staff and the custodial contractor will be responsible for emptying all containers into the recycling bin. The Environmental Services department of the Fauquier County Landfill will pick up the paper from the bin behind the receiving area.
  • Only paper will recycled. If there is mixed trash in the recycling containers, it will be emptied into the regular trash and the staff will be notified to please separate trash.
  • Containers will not be sorted and will be dumped in with regular trash if not properly used!
newspaper processes
Newspaper: Processes
  • A newspaper recycling container has been placed in the mailroom of both Campuses. These are for small amounts of newspaper.
  • At the Middletown Campus, the Facilities staff will be responsible for emptying the newspaper container in the mailroom into the recycling dumpster.
  • At the Fauquier Campus, the Facilities staff will collect all newspapers from the library and the container in the mailroom and transport it back to the dumpster at the Middletown Campus.
  • Employees can put their old newspapers in the same recycling container that they are using for their paper, since they are going into the same dumpster.
  • Employees at the Middletown Campus can bring their newspapers from home and dump them directly into the newspaper dumpster. The dumpster has been moved to an easily accessible location for this initiative.
cardboard processes
Cardboard: Processes
  • The Facilities staff and custodial contractor will recycle cardboard boxes in staff offices that are clearly marked for recycling at both Campuses.
  • Any boxes not marked will remain in the office.
plastic processes
Plastic: Processes
  • At the Middletown Campus, the Facilities staff will be responsible for recycling all of the plastic bottles around the College and taking them to the recycling container in front of the Facilities Operation Center.
  • At the Fauquier Campus, the Facilities staff and the custodial contractor will be responsible for emptying all the plastic/can recycling containers and putting them into the recycling bin. The Environmental Services department of the Fauquier County Landfill will pick up the plastic bottles and cans from the bin behind the receiving area.
  • Containers have been placed at both Campuses to collect plastic bags.
    • Once the containers are full, the Facilities staff on both Campuses will empty the containers and put the bags in the recycling container in front of the Facilities Operation Center at the Middletown Campus.
aluminum processes
Aluminum: Processes
  • The Facilities staff will be responsible for emptying all of the aluminum can receptacles around the Middletown Campus and placing them in the recycling container in front of the Facilities Operation Center.
  • The Facilities staff and custodial contractor will be responsible for emptying all of the plastic/can containers into the recycling bin. Environmental Services department of the Fauquier County Landfill will pick up the aluminum cans from the bin behind the receiving area.
ink cartridges processes
Ink Cartridges: Processes
  • HP shipping materials have been ordered and placed in both mailrooms on each Campus.
  • Staff are encouraged to use these for HP ink products or contact Anastasia Triplett for assistance in finding shipping supplies for vendors other than HP.
  • Staff are responsible for recycling their own ink cartridges.
fluorescent bulbs processes
Fluorescent bulbs: Processes
  • The Facilities staff has ordered the proper recycling kits to dispose of the fluorescent lighting on both Campuses. These include sleeves to put the lights in, and a pre-labeled box to ship to a proper disposal site.
  • As the Facilities staff changes the lights, they put the old lights into the sleeves and store them in the pre-labeled box. Once the box is full, it is sent out via Fed-Ex to the disposal site.
batteries processes
Batteries: Processes
  • Battery recycling containers have been ordered and placed in the mailroom of both Campuses. These containers are for D, C, AA, AAA, and 9V batteries.
  • When the battery recycling container is full, it will be emptied and sent out in a special container designed for proper battery disposal.
  • Staff are responsible for putting their batteries into the recycling container.
    • All batteries MUST BE TAPED prior to being put in the container. Batteries that aren’t taped will not be recycled.
questions
Questions?

We encourage everyone to take part in the College’s sustainability efforts as we strive to become more “GREEN.”

For more information about the College’s recycling efforts, please contact Anastasia Triplett at atriplett@lfcc.edu or 540-868-7133.