The latest waste assessment in the Jamieson Place building found the waste diversion to be 54% out of a possible 94%.
The waste assessment identified that paper accounted for 40%+ of the waste stream, which includes items such as books/catalogues, disposable coffee cups, and paper towels. These materials are all accepted in the mixed recycling stream at Jamieson Place.
Organics was the second most common material type found in the waste stream at 20%. The most common item in this category includes unprocessed and processed food, which can be placed in the organic recycling stream.
Beverage containers are still being found in the waste at 6% of the total waste by weight. While this number may not be significant it is resulting in over 130,000 bottles and cans being landfilled each year
which translates into over $10,000 worth of refunds that could have been donated to Children’s Wish Foundation.
In an effort to increase our overall diversion rate and promote a better understanding of what should go into each of the waste and recycling streams, we encourage you to complete the following quiz.