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Waste Disposal Program
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Effat University has made significant strides in recycling in the past several years by adopting and implementing an environmentally friendly Waste Management and Disposal Program. The University recycles all commonly used materials such as mixed papers, cardboards, plastic containers, metal cans, toners/cartridges and used oils. All members of the University must adhere to the University's recycling mission and comply with its requirements. 

  1. Recycling Bins: The University provides and maintains recycling bins throughout the campus. Waste materials are collected in color-coded trash bags with proper labels: paper-metal-plastic and waste. This distinction in coloured bag and label helps in differentiating between recycling and trash. 

  2. Water Stations: At Effat University, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to utilize reusable products and to recycle materials in order to reduce and divert campus waste from landfills. Hydration Station has been distributed around campus providing filtered water to encourage students, faculty and staff to use reusable water containers instead of plastic water bottle.It’s fast, free and friendly for the environment!

  3. Single-Stream Recycling: The University shifted from multi- or two-stream recycling to single stream recycling by providing two kinds of carts. One for recycling and one for waste distributed around campus. This increased recycling participation rates and helped increase efficiency, cost savings and a reduced carbon footprint. All kind of papers, plastics, recyclable containers, cans, newspaper, magazines, and glossy or highly-inked papers and cardboard must be placed in the recycling carts container.

  4. Waste Garbage: Food left-overs and non-biodegradable materials must be disposed in the Waste container.

  5. Offices and Classrooms Recycling: Offices and classrooms are provided with small waste bins to collect commingled materials. If books or cardboard do not fit in receptacles, or if there is a large quantity, General Services will pick up the items upon request. Requests must be made through Help Desk. 

  6. Toner Cartridges: Printer and copier toner cartridges should be returned to the supplier for recycling in the original packing, where possible. If returning it directly to the supplier is not possible, a request must​submitted to the Facilities Helpdesk to request pick-up of the items.

  7. Electronic Equipment and Batteries: Electronic equipment (e.g. computers, monitors, printers, faxes, copiers, plasma screens, etc.) and batteries containing hazardous materials must be recycled in accordance with the Equipment Recycling Policy or the Battery Recycling and Disposal Program as appropriate and in accordance with local regulations.

  8. Cooking Grease/Oil and Used Motor Oil: Used cooking grease/oil must be disposed of by putting it into a designated receptacle with lid. The receptacle lid is to be closed at all times when not in use. Any refined, petroleum-based or synthetic motor oil that has been used and is no longer useful ,for example used cooking oil, must be collected and made available to the recycling company.​


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