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Recycling

The Wayne State University recycling program is conducted through Facilities Operation and Maintenance.  The diagram below, courtesy of Advanced Disposal (WSU’s waste and recycling service provider), outlines the waste stream process.

As seen, recyclables are picked up from WSU and taken to the recycling facility where they are sorted, sent to manufacturers, and made into new items. The recycling effort at WSU ensures items that enter the waste stream will eventually be used to make other products for sale and reduce the need to use additional natural resources.

Recycling Facts...

Refillable water bottles are a good way to keep plastics out of landfills.

Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour, most of which are thrown away.

Annually, 900,000,000 trees are cut down to be used for paper products.

Paper makes up 29 percent of all trash.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For issues related to recycling, please call (313) 577-4315.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle