Recycling  Paper, Fluorescent Lamps  & Electronics  In the Springfield Schools  John Alphin Springfield Buildings & School...
<ul><li>Why recycle in schools </li></ul><ul><li>Support from top down  by any means </li></ul><ul><li>Program design site...
Why Recycle In Schools? <ul><li>State “Waste Bans” Ban Paper, Lamps & CRT’s </li></ul><ul><li>from Disposal Facilities 310...
We Recycle over a Ton of Paper a Day Which Saves <ul><ul><li>17 trees ( 50% of the worlds tree harvest is for paper which ...
We Recycled 322 Tons of Paper Last Year Which Saved <ul><ul><li>5474 trees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enough energy to pow...
Springfield Schools Paper Recycling Costs <ul><li>50 School Buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Waste Management hauling/rental co...
Lamp & Electronics Recycling <ul><li>94 tons of electronics at no cost </li></ul><ul><li>5,000 lbs. lamps </li></ul>26 cen...
Program Design by Site <ul><li>Establish Recycling Team  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Principal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Custod...
 
Educate Staff & Students <ul><li>Recycling program posters for each class </li></ul><ul><li>Why Recycle letter for all sta...
 
Implementation  Hand Holding
Where does our Paper Go <ul><li>Waste Management picks up our paper every Friday and takes it to the Springfield Material ...
Springfield Schools Paper Unloading at MRF
Very Clean Load of Paper
Clean Paper  Loaded Into Trailer  Going to Mill in Fitchburg
The Fitchburg Mill Makes Paper Board <ul><li>Harry Potter  </li></ul><ul><li>Book covers </li></ul><ul><li>Milton Bradley ...
Contaminated Loads We Pay to Dispose Of
 
Monitor Program <ul><li>Dumpster diving day before pickup </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly visit to MRF to view load </li></ul><ul...
 
Thursday Dumpster Diving to Clean Up Loads to MRF
Identifying Problem Containers
Illegal  Dumping
Easy to identify school  and crew responsible for contaminating load
Ended the School Year with 3 Large Recycling Loads and Very Little Contamination
Recycling Award Ceremonies
 
Sustainability <ul><li>School Recycling Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Custodial Contracts </li></ul><ul><li>Communication relat...
School Recycling Policy <ul><li>School Committee & Superintendent </li></ul><ul><li>Intent Purpose with State & Local Regs...
Paper Products We Recycle Cardboard (OCC) Paperboard Boxes (Tissue, Crayon, Paper Clip)
Paper Products We Recycle Newspaper with the Glossy Insert Ads Envelopes  Windows & Clasps OK
Paper Products We Recycle Lined Paper Graph Paper Index Cards & Post-It-Notes Notebooks & Calendars (metal spiral ok)
We Do Not Recycle Paper &  Styrofoam Cups & Plates,  Food Wrappers Pizza Boxes
Recycling  Paper, Florescent Lamps  & Electronics  In the Springfield Schools  John Alphin Springfield Buildings & Schools...
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Schools#1 Implementing Recycling Programs - Springfield

  1. 1. Recycling Paper, Fluorescent Lamps & Electronics In the Springfield Schools John Alphin Springfield Buildings & Schools Waste Management Director 413-886-5116 [email_address]
  2. 2. <ul><li>Why recycle in schools </li></ul><ul><li>Support from top down by any means </li></ul><ul><li>Program design site specific </li></ul><ul><li>Education staff and students </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation hand holding </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring program </li></ul><ul><li>Communication is key to success </li></ul><ul><li>Reward good behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability Recycling Policy </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Recycle In Schools? <ul><li>State “Waste Bans” Ban Paper, Lamps & CRT’s </li></ul><ul><li>from Disposal Facilities 310 CMR 19.017 </li></ul><ul><li>City Ordinance 7.16.043 to .046 </li></ul><ul><li>Mandates Recycling in Springfield (including all municipal buildings even schools) </li></ul><ul><li>Saves the City Money </li></ul><ul><li>$78 a ton in Avoided Disposal Fees </li></ul><ul><li>$15 to $60 a ton in Recycling Revenue </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Savings </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Education </li></ul>
  4. 4. We Recycle over a Ton of Paper a Day Which Saves <ul><ul><li>17 trees ( 50% of the worlds tree harvest is for paper which is unsustainable) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enough energy to power the average American home for six months </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7,000 gallons of water (60% less than using trees to make paper). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduces environmental pollutants by 70 percent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3.3 cubic yards of landfill space. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greenhouse gas emissions by one metric ton of carbon equivalent (MTCE) reducing Global Warming . </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. We Recycled 322 Tons of Paper Last Year Which Saved <ul><ul><li>5474 trees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enough energy to power 966 American homes for a year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2.25 million gallons of water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced environmental pollutants by 70 percent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1062 cubic yards of landfill space. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greenhouse gas emissions by 322 metric tons of carbon equivalent (MTCE) reducing Global Warming . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$34,844 Disposal Avoided & Recycling Income </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Springfield Schools Paper Recycling Costs <ul><li>50 School Buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Waste Management hauling/rental contract for both trash & recycling </li></ul><ul><li>$1056 average per school for annual recycling hauling/ rental </li></ul><ul><li>$697 average saved per school by recycling </li></ul><ul><li>$359 average per school net cost for recycling service each year </li></ul>
  7. 7. Lamp & Electronics Recycling <ul><li>94 tons of electronics at no cost </li></ul><ul><li>5,000 lbs. lamps </li></ul>26 cents per lb.
  8. 8. Program Design by Site <ul><li>Establish Recycling Team </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Principal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Custodians & or contract cleaners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers & Student Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special needs teachers and students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waste/Recycling Hauler or DPW </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Equipment size & placement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blue bins, totters & hauler containers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pick up schedule inside and outside </li></ul>
  9. 10. Educate Staff & Students <ul><li>Recycling program posters for each class </li></ul><ul><li>Why Recycle letter for all staff </li></ul><ul><li>Kick off presentations to staff & students </li></ul><ul><li>Custodial & or contract cleaners training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vacation days (Springfield over 100 custodians) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why & how we recycle paper, lamps & electronics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kitchen staff </li></ul>
  10. 12. Implementation Hand Holding
  11. 13. Where does our Paper Go <ul><li>Waste Management picks up our paper every Friday and takes it to the Springfield Material Recycling Facility (MRF) on Birnie Ave </li></ul><ul><li>If it is a Clean Load it is loaded onto a tractor trailer and shipped to a Paperboard Mill in Fitchburg where it is made into Book Cover Material </li></ul>
  12. 14. Springfield Schools Paper Unloading at MRF
  13. 15. Very Clean Load of Paper
  14. 16. Clean Paper Loaded Into Trailer Going to Mill in Fitchburg
  15. 17. The Fitchburg Mill Makes Paper Board <ul><li>Harry Potter </li></ul><ul><li>Book covers </li></ul><ul><li>Milton Bradley </li></ul><ul><li>Board games </li></ul><ul><li>Boxes </li></ul>
  16. 18. Contaminated Loads We Pay to Dispose Of
  17. 20. Monitor Program <ul><li>Dumpster diving day before pickup </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly visit to MRF to view load </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pull out trash bags identify school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get weight slip </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Custodial tracking sheet for one month </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Great communication starter on problems with the program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>80% return rate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Track recycling & trash weights to compare % </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recycling increase/decrease may be economy </li></ul></ul>
  18. 22. Thursday Dumpster Diving to Clean Up Loads to MRF
  19. 23. Identifying Problem Containers
  20. 24. Illegal Dumping
  21. 25. Easy to identify school and crew responsible for contaminating load
  22. 26. Ended the School Year with 3 Large Recycling Loads and Very Little Contamination
  23. 27. Recycling Award Ceremonies
  24. 29. Sustainability <ul><li>School Recycling Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Custodial Contracts </li></ul><ul><li>Communication relationship building </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email, web, phone & site visits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Custodians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kitchen staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waste Haulers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Markets/Vendors </li></ul></ul>
  25. 30. School Recycling Policy <ul><li>School Committee & Superintendent </li></ul><ul><li>Intent Purpose with State & Local Regs </li></ul><ul><li>Mandatory separation plan details </li></ul><ul><li>Demands designation of a </li></ul><ul><li>“School Recycling Coordinator” </li></ul><ul><li>Demands designation of individual in each school to work with Coordinator </li></ul>
  26. 31. Paper Products We Recycle Cardboard (OCC) Paperboard Boxes (Tissue, Crayon, Paper Clip)
  27. 32. Paper Products We Recycle Newspaper with the Glossy Insert Ads Envelopes Windows & Clasps OK
  28. 33. Paper Products We Recycle Lined Paper Graph Paper Index Cards & Post-It-Notes Notebooks & Calendars (metal spiral ok)
  29. 34. We Do Not Recycle Paper & Styrofoam Cups & Plates, Food Wrappers Pizza Boxes
  30. 35. Recycling Paper, Florescent Lamps & Electronics In the Springfield Schools John Alphin Springfield Buildings & Schools Waste Management Director 413-886-5116 [email_address]
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