Recycling & Waste Reduction

The description below outlines Pace policies, procedures, and practices in the areas of recycling and waste reduction. This page will be updated as new information becomes available.
 
All Campuses
  • Pace is working to improve its recycling efforts for paper, glass, and plastic. Additional recycling bins were purchased and added around campuses. Existing bins were labeled with easy to read, color coded stickers to improve efforts.
  • Programs are in place to recycle paper, cans, bottles, and cardboard.
  • Pace University has implemented the Pharos Uni-Print solution to provide a "green", student-friendly approach to printing from any location. The system increases student functionality to a wide range of services to meet ever-evolving document needs.  Implementation has saved over 100,000 sheets of paper per semester, and was featured as an HP case study.  Read the HP case study here.
  • Used fluorescent and compact fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, mercury and all other universal wastes are recycled.
  • All computers, university-wide, are recycled internally as long as they are useful. When they can no longer be used they are sent to an electronics recycler, they do not enter Pace's solid waste stream.
  • The use of Blackboard to communicate with students, post syllabi, handouts, etc. helps reduce the amount of paper generated for courses. Double-sided printing also minimizes waste.
  • Visit Pace's Information Technology Services (ITS) website for helpful tips on recycling, reducing paper use, and minimizing waste.
  • For more about recycling, visit the Facilities Management site.
Reducing the amount of waste, reusing resources, recycling paper, plastic, glass and metal, are all important aspects of sustainability. Pace is working to improve recycling and find ways to maximize efforts to minimize waste and recycle properly. You can help by properly disposing of your trash and recyclables - one half empty cup of coffee can contaminate a full container of recycled paper, rendering it as non-recyclable trash.
Pleasantville
  • Trash compactor was added to campus to compress some of the waste which is then collected by weight.  This will enable Pace to track its waste and strive to reduce the amount of waste that is hauled.
  • A second compactor has been added to collect mixed paper and cardboard. Since January 1, 2008 the campus has recycled approximately 12 tons of mixed paper and cardboard.
 
Briarcliff
  • Trash compactor was added to campus to compress some of the waste which is then collected by weight.  This will enable Pace to track its waste and strive to reduce the amount of waste that is hauled.
  • A cardboard and paper dumpster was added to the Briarcliff campus to help separate recyclable items from the regular trash stream and reduce comingling. Since January 1, 2008, the campus has recycled about 18 tons of mixed paper and cardboard.
 
 New York City
  • The NYC campus recycled 6,125 pounds of computer equipment between July 2007 and July 2008.
  • In the spring of 2008, the University purchased and installed a used cardboard baler. Since it was installed, an average of 6,000 lbs. of cardboard is recycled a month.
  • During the academic year Pace University recycles approximately 4,400 lbs of paper and 90 large (55 gallon) bags of metal, glass and plastic per month.
 

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