Despite our best efforts, we know that some of the material here at Loyola cannot be either recycled nor composted. Those items are picked up by Allied Waste and are taken to the landfill. Our goal is to limit the amount of trash that is picked up from our campus.
If you need to get rid of something that is NOT recyclable or compostable, throw it into the nearset garbage can. Garbage cans are distinguished from other cans in that they have a BLACK BAG in them. Please do not put recyclable/compostable materials in these bags.
Though we are working to eliminate our overall trash output, Allied Waste has some green initiatives that they have implemented around the landfill.
Allied is able to harness landfill gas (captured from the decomposing garbage in the landfill) to create energy in their Landfill Gas-to-Energy program. This program prevents these gasses from leaking into the atmosphere, reduces our use of fossil fuels, and reduces green house gas inputs from the landfill. Allied also lays solar panels over filled in landfills and uses the space as a large solar energy field. Though this has not yet happened in our area, Allied hopes to expand the program across the country.
Check out our Landfill Info Sheet!
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