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Ms. Taryn Wilkinson

Sustainability Coordinator Niagara College

300 Woodlawn Road

Welland, ON L3C 7L3, Canada

Dear Ms. Wilkinson,

International Consulting Corp. 135 Taylor Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON LOS 1JO, Canada

RE: Niagara College (Niagara-on-the-Lake) Campus Waste Audit Report

International Consulting Corp. has completed a non-hazardous waste audit at your request on the educational institution of Niagara College, Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus which is located at

135 Taylor Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.

As mandated by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change with reference to Waste Management this audit was completed using the guidelines set out in Ontario Regulations 102/94 and 103/94. The timeframe use to complete this audit was one week, which commenced during the week of February 17-20, 2016. Prior to the commencement of the detailed audit a basic audit was carried out on the Campus to gather information on your facility.

This document includes information on the composition, amount and nature of the non- hazardous solid waste generated from the different areas of your facility in addition to the system in which the waste at your facility is generated and managed after collection.

It is with pleasure that we present this report to you and do hope that it exceeds your expectations. We would like at this time to say thank you for providing us with the opportunity to carry out this Waste Audit at Niagara College, Niagara on-the-Lake Campus. Please feel free to contact us regarding any clarification you may need regarding this report. We look forward doing business with you in the future. Thank you.

Sincerely,

International Consulting Corp.

2016

Waste Audit NOTL Campus, Niagara College

2016 Waste Audit NOTL Campus, Niagara College Aura Carballo, Zhanhua Liu, Rashona Johnson & Sylvia Onwuocha

Aura Carballo, Zhanhua Liu, Rashona Johnson & Sylvia Onwuocha Niagara College Canada

08/04/2016

Executive Summary

In compliance with Ontario Regulation 102/94 and 103/94 International Consulting Corp. was commissioned by Niagara College, Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL) Campus to conduct a waste audit of its facility during the week of February 17-20, 2016. The following report presents the results of a non-hazardous waste audit developed for the NOTL campus of Niagara College Canada. The intended purpose of the audit is to determine the compositions, weight and nature of the waste generated through the different waste streams on the campus. Moreover, according to the results, it is intended to provide further recommendations for a waste reduction work plan in keeping with Ontario Regulations.

The methodology was based on five days of data collected through sorting and weighing a small representation of the waste bags generated on campus. Subsequently, data collected were analyzed and displayed on different charts that show the results according to waste designated areas and waste classification under MOE requirements.

The results show that the main area that generates more waste is Hallways & Classrooms. The main waste generated is organics followed by cardboard. PET #1 is the main plastic generated on the recyclable stream.

The recommendations provided are based on the requirements of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change and the Waste Reduction Work Plan. Firstly, a campaign for recycling awareness based on digital workshops and environmental signs to educate students and staff will be beneficial for the proper separation of waste generated. Secondly, the reduction of waste sources, especially those located at Hallways & Classrooms is a simple and practical strategy to be implemented to reduce waste generation. Lastly, the alternative of composting on campus will reduce costs and footprint to the College compared with the current system of hauling organic waste.

Additionally, the current report has added to it in its appendix, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change’s Waste Form and Reduction Plan documents that contains the quantification of the type of waste generated and the strategies that will be implemented to be aligned with the Ontario’s objective based on the 3 R’s

Table of Content

1.0

Introduction

4

1.1.

General Information

4

1.2.

Purpose

4

1.3.

Compliance to Ontario Regulations 102/94 & 103/94

5

2.0

Methodology

7

2.1.

Phase I: Pre audit / preliminary phase

7

2.2.

Phase II: Collection, Characterization and Quantification

8

2.3.

Phase III: Data Interpretation and Report Writing

10

3.0

Current Waste Disposal System

13

3.1.

Primary Waste Streams

13

3.2.

Secondary Specific Wastes

15

4.0

Waste Audit Results

15

5.0

Discussion and Recommendations

31

5.1.

Recycling Awareness

32

5.2.

Source Reduction

32

5.3.

Alternative option

33

5.4.

Assumption

33

5.5.

Limitations

33

6.0

Conclusion

35

7.0

References

36

Appendix

37

Ministry of the Environment Waste Form. Report of a Waste Audit. Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Establishments. As required by O. Reg. 102/94

Ministry of the Environment Waste Form. Report of a Waste Reduction Work

Plan. Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Establishments. As required by O. Reg.

102/94

Table of Tables

Table 1: WGAs on NOTL campus

9

Table 2: Waste categories under MOECC classification

9

Table 3: Data collected

11

Table 4: Table Capture Ratio of Each Waste in MOE Category

19

Table 5: Waste classification of MOE form

20

 

Table of Figures

Figure 1: Overall Waste Diversion

16

Figure

2: WGA Composition of Landfill Stream

17

Figure 3: Waste Composition of Landfill Stream

17

Figure 4: WGAs Composition of Recycling Stream

18

Figure 5: Waste Composition of Recycling Stream

18

Figure 6: Waste Composition in Cafeteria

22

Figure 7: Waste Composition in Benchmark Restaurant

22

Figure 8: Waste Composition in Tim Horton

23

Figure 9: Waste Composition in Armoury

24

Figure 10: Waste Composition in Greenhouse

24

Figure 11: Waste Composition in Brewery

25

Figure 12: Waste Composition in Fitness Center

25

Figure 13: Waste Composition in Washrooms

26

Figure 14: Waste Composition in Library

26

Figure 15: Waste Composition in Offices and Boardrooms

27

Figure 16: Waste Composition in Cafeteria

27

Figure 17: Waste Composition in Skill Labs

28

Figure 18: Waste Composition in Security

28

Figure 19: Waste Composition in Security

29

Figure 20: Waste Composition in Winery

29

Figure 21: Waste Composition in Outside

30

Figure 22: Waste Composition in GE

30

Figure 23: Waste Composition in GN

31

Figure 24: Waste Composition in GW

31

1.0

Introduction

1.1. General Information

Niagara College Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus (NOTL) is the second institution of Niagara College campuses that was opened in 1998 to offer more educational courses to the Niagara Region. In addition the College was built to accommodate the growing need for an education institution in the Niagara Region. NOTL campus is located in the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake at the intersection of Glendale Avenue and Taylor Road (135 Taylor Road), which is southeast of the QEW. One notable landmark of Niagaraon-the-Lake Campus is the renowned Niagara Escarpment, a designated UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The Niagara-on-the-Lake campus offers diploma and post- graduate certificate programs and Co-op in several disciplines ranging from Business, Business Administration, Baking and Pastry Arts, Brew master and Brewery Operation Management, Culinary Skills, Winery and Viticulture Technician, Environmental Management and Assessment, Event Management, General Arts and Science, Horticultural Technician and Sport Management etc. The College offers a wide range of student services including the Winery, Brewery, Bench to go (restaurant), Greenhouse, Cafeteria, Ricoh Printing Shop, Fitness gym, Armoury and Science/Computer Laboratories etc. NOTL campus excluding the student residence is 319,740 sq. ft. in size with a student population of 3,560 as well as 659 full time and 2,399 part time employees.

1.2. Purpose

In compliance with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change requirement for Industries, Commercial and Institutional facilities like Niagara College to meet the criteria set out in the Ontario Regulation 102/94 and 103/94; a non-hazardous solid waste audit was conducted on the campus on February 16 th , 17 th and 20 th , 2016. The purpose of the waste audit conducted on NOTL Campus of Niagara College was to

determine the composition, amount and nature of the waste generated through different waste streams on the campus. Additionally, this audit identified the types of recyclable materials and how much of it is diverted from the landfill. The data collected from this waste audit provides recommendations to the College to facilitate its decision-making in reducing the waste generated and improve its recycling efforts.

This report contains a comprehensive discussion on the methodology chosen to conduct the waste audit, the present-day waste management systems at the College, the results obtained from the waste audit and recommendations as it pertains to reducing the amount of waste generated and improving the College’s recycling efforts.

1.3. Compliance to Ontario Regulations 102/94 & 103/94

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change requires that Industries, Commercial and Institutional facilities perform waste audits on an annual basis. The waste audit must fulfill the criteria set out in Ontario Regulations 102/94 and 103/94.

Ontario Regulation102/94 - Waste Audits and Waste Reduction Work Plans, defines a waste audit as a study relating to waste and waste reduction work plans as a plan to reduce, reuse and recycle waste (O. Reg. 102/94). A waste audit conducted under this regulation should address the following:

The amount, nature and composition of the waste.

The manner by which the waste gets produced, including management decisions and policies that relate to the production of waste.

The way in which the waste is managed (O. Reg. 102/94).

Ontario Regulation 102/94 states that any educational institution that has more than 350 persons enrolled during the calendar year should complete a waste audit which should cover the waste generated by the institution at the location or campus and address the extent to which material or products used consist of recycled or reused materials or product. Additionally, after conducting a waste audit the waste auditor should prepare a written report on the audit (O. Reg. 102/94).

Ontario Regulation 103/94, referred to as the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Source Separation Programs, outlines that facilities should have a source separation program. According to Regulation 103/94, this means a program to facilitate the source separation of waste for reuse or recycling. A source separation program under this regulation requires that the following must be included:

The provision of facilities for the collection, handling and storage of

source separated wastes.

Measures to ensure that the source separated waste that are collected are removed.

The provision of information to users and potential users of the program

describing the performance of the program and encouraging effective source

separation of waste and full use of the program.

Reasonable efforts to ensure that full use are made of the program and that the separated waste is reused or recycled (O. Reg. 103/94).

Ontario Regulation 103/94 states that any educational institution located within a local municipality that has a population of at least 5,000 and a student population of 350 during a calendar year should implement a source separation program for the waste generated at the institution location (O. Reg. 103/94). Additionally, Reg. 103/94 states that educational institutions should include the item listed below as wastes to be provided for in the source separation program:

Aluminum food or beverage cans (including cans made primarily of

aluminium)

Cardboards (corrugated)

Fine paper

Glass bottles and jars for food or beverages

Newsprints

Steel food or beverage cans (including cans made primarily of steel)

(O.Reg. 103/94)

2.0

Methodology

The waste audit was conducted on Niagara on the lake campus at Niagara College according to the Regulation requirements of 102/94 and 103/94 under the Environmental Protection Act. Moreover, the college recognized the effort of the province and contribute with the annual waste audit report to the waste management plan based on Ontario’s 3Rs (Reuse, Reduce & Recycle) to reduce the amount of waste generation and diversion from landfill / incinerators,

Ontario Reg. 102/94 focuses on waste audit and waste reduction work plans for Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) sectors while O.Reg. 103/94 focuses on source separation of recyclable materials for ICI sectors.

Part X of O. Reg 102/94 requires the waste generator or operator to develop, implement and update a waste audit report every year; hence the reasons for this waste audit report. The report covers the waste generated by the Activities, Products and Services (APS) at the NOTL campus. The baseline for this year’s waste audit report is the 2015 annual report, which was used to prepare and update the information that is included in this 2016 annual report.

The methodology was completed in three phases - Phase I, Phase II and Phase III. Phase I describes the pre audit process which is the preliminary phase focussed on the operation review, identification of waste and audit plan. Phase II focuses on the execution of the audit activities such as collection, characterization and quantification. The final Phase or Phase III interprets the raw data and develops the waste audit report.

2.1. Phase I: Pre audit / preliminary phase

The preliminary activities were based on the guidelines and course content provided by Taryn Wilkinson, Sustainability Coordinator at Niagara College and lecturer of the Prevention Pollution course for the postgraduate program of Environmental Management and Assessment. This guidance was focussed on ascertaining the composition, amount and nature of the waste generated through the different waste

streams at Niagara College; identification of the type of recyclable materials and how much of it is recovered for recycling or sent to the landfill, methodology for waste sorting and weighing; and to discover opportunities for improving current waste management systems.

In addition, a site visit was developed to identify the Waste Generating Areas (WGAs) as well as the type of waste that is produced on the campus. Information regarding the NOTL campus was presented as an outline report that included location, size of the institutional facility, number of employees and students, waste streams and waste generating areas for purposes of effective planning and calculation of the total waste generated. A communication plan was also established among all the parties involved during the audit process. This included effective communication with the college’s janitorial staff who participated in labelling all the plastic bags using the WGA as its source.

With respect to equipment, the Niagara College laboratory provided the tools and resources needed to perform the activity. It consisted of one scale with maximum weight 50 kg (±0.05), 1 large bowl/bin (for placing the bags in for weighing), 4 kitchen garbage bags, 2 sets of large latex gloves, 2 sets of rubber gloves, 2 set of tongs, Pinesol & Paper towels for cleaning.

2.2. Phase II: Collection, Characterization and Quantification

This phase involved the collection, sorting and characterization process of the waste generated at the NOTL campus. The activity was conducted in four days: February 17 th ,

18 th and 20 th for weighing and sorting, and 19 th for weighing only. For calculation

purposes, the results associated with the sorting of 19th were estimated as an average of the two prior days due to the limitation on personnel for sorting. In addition, a fifth day was included for the week average calculation as an average from days 1 to 4 due to

limitation with the availability of the equipment and the inclement weather conditions at the sampling days. In total, the weekly average is based on six days as the college is

open to the public. The waste bags were collected, characterized and sorted according

to the Table 1.

Table 1: WGAs on NOTL campus

1.

Armoury

2.

Cafeteria

3.

Tim Horton’s

4.

Benchmark Restaurant

5.

Greenhouse

6.

Winery

7.

Fitness Center

8.

Boardroom and department Offices

9.

Laboratories

10.

Hallways & Classrooms

11.

Washrooms, change /locker rooms

12.

Outside

13.

COOP Office

14.

GW

15.

G/N

16.

Security

17.

Brewery

18.

GE

On each designated day, the students assembled at the Facility Management Services

loading dock to sort, weigh and record the information of the bags dropped by the

janitorial staff every 24 hours. After the bags were weighed using the electronic scale,

the weights were recorded on the developed excel spreadsheet. The weighed bags were

separated and taken to a prearranged area to be sorted according to the Ministry of

Environment (MOE) classification system of waste (Appendix 1) some of the

categories are showed in the Table 2.

Table 2: Waste categories under MOECC classification

1.

Aluminum food and beverage cans

2.

Cardboard

3.

Fine paper

4.

Glass food and beverage bottles/jars

5.

Newsprint

6.

Steel food and beverage cans

7.

PET (#1) plastic food and beverage bottles

8.

HDPE (#2) plastic jugs, crates, totes and drums

9.

Polystyrene (#6)

10.

Organics

11.

Boxboard, shoe boxes, cereal boxes, etc.

12.

Glossy magazines, catalogues, flyers

13.

Paper towels

14.

Disposable takeout food packaging

15.

Clothing/textiles

16.

Aluminum Foil

17.

Coffee Cups

18.

Compostable Cutlery

19.

Cutlery

20.

Miscellaneous

21.

Non-Recyclable Paper

22.

Non-Recyclable

23.

Other (#7) plastic cases, displays, bottles and containers

24.

Polycoat Containers

Plastics

 

25.

Plastic Film

26.

PP (#5) plastic containers, bottles and straws

27.

Nitrile Gloves

28.

Scrap Metal

29.

Corks

30.

Polycoat food trays

Collection and sorting

Prior to the collection, the personnel ensured the availability of the resources and one

person was designated for recording the data. Then, the labeled bags were sorted into

piles based on WGAs. For each WGA, bags were placed into two separate piles, one

for landfill and for recyclable waste stream. The bags were weighed and the data was

recorded. After counting the number of bags for each stream, it was determined the

10% as the waste sample to sort according to the WGAs. The samples were sorted and

classified according to the MOE audit form. In cases where the sampled bags could not

be completely sorted for the day, the audit team stored the samples and notified the

maintenance personnel not to throw them out. Finally, the activity was completed and

the cleanup was done.

2.3. Phase III: Data Interpretation and Report Writing

The waste generation per year for NOTL campus was determined using the data

described in section 4 of this report. The data collected was processed to calculate the

annual waste generation per DWA. The calculations for this waste audit report include:

Record weight, determine percent composition, determine weekly weight for each

waste classification, annualize the waste composition for each WGA, determine overall

facility composition, adjust annual result, and calculate capture rates, diversion rate. The formula used to calculate the waste per DWA is presented below, using Hallways and Classrooms (H&C) as WGA to show sample calculations:

Data Collected

The Table 3 show the inputs for the calculations.

Table 3: Data collected

Duration Winter course

104 days

Total Students on campus (Winter)

3560

Total Student on campus (Spring)

716

Total Student on campus (Fall)

3366

Total Full time (staff) on campus

659

Total Part time (Staff) on campus

2399

Weight H&C Day 1

34,63 Kg

Weight H&C Day 2

48,62 Kg

Weight H&C Day (3&4)

21,53 Kg

Weight H&C Day 5

26.15 Kg

Calculation of Annual composition for Hallways and Classrooms

days

Then:

; Where day are sorting and weighing

Moreover;

Kg

; Where Total winter people= 5419

; Then

Then

Kg

; Where Total WGA= 23,047.85

After data collection and analysis, the report writing was focussed on providing information regarding where potential waste reduction may be targeted; especially where it is possible to apply environmental management based on the 3Rs to those classes that generate the larger quantities of waste for the facility.

3.0 Current Waste Disposal System

This section provides information on the current waste management system in place at Niagara-on-the Lake Campus. From conducting the waste audit at the College, the management of waste at College is divided into several waste streams; these streams are colour-coded bins that are designated for different types of waste materials.

Blue Bin (Plastic, Metals, Glass etc.)

Gray Bin (Paper etc.)

Brown Bin (Garbage)

Green Bin (Compost)

In January 2013, the College received new waste receptacles, which aids in the effort to manage the waste produce at the institution.

3.1. Primary Waste Streams

Co- Mingled- Blue Bin Waste (recyclable cans, glass and plastic)

Throughout the hallways of NOTL Campus, colour-coded bins are strategically placed featuring signage indicating the items that should be placed in the bins. The blue bins referred to as Co-Mingled act as a multi-stream for the following recyclable material such as aluminium cans, glass and polycoat cartons and plastic films and plastics. Plastics that are recyclable and have a plastic code from one (1) through seven (7) are accepted in the blue bins. Plastic codes (1 PET, 2 HDPE, 3 PVC, 4 LDPE, 5 PP, 6 PS and 7 OTHER) are collected at the College and recycled by Niagara Recycling facility. Aluminium cans and foil, along with glass and plastic bags are recyclable at the same facility as the plastic.

Recyclable Fine Paper- Gray Bin

Throughout the hallways of Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus coded bins are strategically place these bin feature a sign which indicate what items should be place in the bins. The grey bins act as a stream to collect fine paper (photocopy paper, computer print

outs, stationery paper et al) and newspaper, magazines and other recyclable paper. Niagara Recycling facility collects the recyclable paper for recycling.

Corrugated Cardboard and Box Board

Large boxes and large pieces of cardboard are not placed in the regular grey bins; instead these materials are folded and placed into the cardboard compactor which is located at the loading dock. In addition, small pieces of corrugated cardboard and boxboard are placed into the regular size grey bins that are located in the hallways of the Campus.

Organic Material- Green Bin

Throughout the hallways of Niagara- on- the- Lake Campus coded-bins are strategically place these bin feature a sign which indicate what items should be place in the bins. Bins are located in the kitchen areas of Chartwell, Culinary building, Armoury, and the hallways of the main building. The waste is collected daily and placed into large totes (64 gallon) located outside the loading dock; the organic waste is collected by Waste Management. Furthermore, there is a plan by the NC Sustainability committee to divert the organic waste from student residence from the landfill.

Solid Waste/Landfill Waste Brown Bin

Throughout the hallways of Niagara- on- the- Lake Campus coded bins are strategically place these bin feature a sign which indicate what items should be place in the bins. Brown bins collect all soiled aluminium foil and saran wraps, broken glass, candy wrappers, carbon paper, chip bags, ceramics, latex gloves, lids for yogurt etc. These non-recyclable soil wastes are stored temporarily in a 32 cubic yard compactor. Once filled to capacity, Modern Corporation removes the solid waste from the Campus and is transported to the landfill.

3.2.

Secondary Specific Wastes

Electronic Waste

Electronic waste receptacles are located in the Armoury, Student Activity Council

(SAC) office and E301 at NOTL, electronic waste is collected by Electro-Shred and

batteries are collected by Raw Materials Company.

Scrap Metal

Modern Corporation, a waste hauler, removes scrap metal from NOTL; scrap metal

collected from the College is placed into a 32 cubic yard bin.

Cooking Grease

Cooking grease is collected from the culinary building (Bench to go/restaurant),

Armoury and Chartwell kitchen and is taken to the loading dock and stored in

containers; the grease is removed from the loading dock by Rothsay once every two

weeks.

4.0 Waste Audit Results

4.1. Overall Campus

According to the waste audit result, the annual total amount of waste generated in NOTL Campus was estimated at 30,928.38 kg, including landfill waste as 23,047.00 kg and recycling as 7,881.38 kg. The

Figure 1 shows the proportion of each waste stream in the total annual amount of waste

in NOTL Campus.

Figure 1: Overall Waste Diversion 4.2. Waste Stream 4.2.1. Landfill Waste Based on the result

Figure 1: Overall Waste Diversion

4.2. Waste Stream

4.2.1. Landfill Waste

Based on the result of waste audit, the annual total amount of landfill waste is estimated as 23,047.00 kg. The estimation is based on annualizing of waste audit data. The landfill waste is broken down in different WGA as the

. As the figure showing, the Hallways and Classroom produce most amount of landfill waste, which take 20.52% of total amount.

Figure 2: WGA Composition of Landfill Stream The landfill waste is broken down in waste

Figure 2: WGA Composition of Landfill Stream

The landfill waste is broken down in waste categories as the Figure 3. As the figure showing, organic is the largest composition of landfill stream.

organic is the largest composition of landfill stream. Figure 3: Waste Composition of Landfill Stream 4.2.2.

Figure 3: Waste Composition of Landfill Stream

4.2.2.

Recycling

Based on the result of waste audit, the annual total amount of recycling is estimated as 7,881.38 kg. The estimation is based on annualizing of the waste audit data. The recycling waste is broken down in different WGA as the Figure 4. As the figure showing, the Hallways and Classroom produce most amount of landfill waste, taking 42.01% total.

produce most amount of landfill waste, taking 42.01% total. Figure 4: WGAs Composition of Recycling Stream

Figure 4: WGAs Composition of Recycling Stream

The recycling waste is broken down in waste categories as the Figure 5. As the figure showing, PET (#1) plastic food and beverage bottles is the largest composition of recycling stream.

and beverage bottles is the largest composition of recycling stream. Figure 5: Waste Composition of Recycling

Figure 5: Waste Composition of Recycling Stream

4.2.3. Capture Ratio

The Table 4 shows the capture ratio of each waste in MOE Category.

Table 4: Table Capture Ratio of Each Waste in MOE Category

 

Landfill

Recycle

Total

Capture

MOE Category

(kg)

(kg)

(kg)

Ratio

Aluminum food and beverage cans

11.90

196.23

208.13

94.28%

Cardboard

235.73

235.48

471.21

49.97%

Fine paper

442.09

336.76

778.85

43.24%

Glass food and beverage bottles/jars

126.60

611.48

738.08

82.85%

Newsprint

30.38

389.93

420.31

92.77%

Steel food and beverage cans

34.18

0.00

34.18

0.00%

PET (#1) plastic food and beverage bottles

866.45

1941.29

2807.75

69.14%

HDPE (#2) plastic jugs, crates, totes and drums

148.12

12.66

160.78

7.87%

LDPE (#4) plastic film

0.00

0.00

0.00

N/A

Polystyrene (#6)

663.39

403.86

1067.24

37.84%

Organics

5742.60

159.52

5902.12

2.70%

Boxboard shoe boxes, cereal boxes, etc.

1168.78

259.53

1428.31

18.17%

Glossy magazines, catalogues, flyers

24.05

0.00

24.05

0.00%

Wood

0.00

0.00

0.00

N/A

Steel

0.00

0.00

0.00

N/A

Drywall

0.00

0.00

0.00

N/A

Skids

0.00

0.00

0.00

N/A

Paper towels

2638.36

224.08

2862.44

7.83%

Printer cartridges

0.00

0.00

0.00

N/A

IT equipment/audio-visual equipment

0.00

0.00

0.00

N/A

Furniture

0.00

0.00

0.00

N/A

Building/renovation material

0.00

0.00

0.00

N/A

Disposable takeout food packaging

515.52

139.26

654.78

21.27%

Cell phones

0.00

0.00

0.00

N/A

Diapers

0.00

0.00

0.00

N/A

Clothing/textiles

715.29

50.64

765.93

6.61%

Other

4766.00

1188.27

5954.28

19.96%

4.3. Waste Generating Area

In this waste audit, the NOTL Campus is divided into 19 waste generating areas. The

waste composition in each WGA is classified based on the MOE form. The Table 5

shows the waste classification of MOE form.

Table 5: Waste classification of MOE form

Class

Composition

MOE Individual

Aluminum food and beverage cans Cardboard, Fine paper Glass food and beverage bottles Newsprint Steel food and beverage cans PET (#1) plastic food and beverage bottles HDPE (#2) plastic jugs, crates, totes and drums LDPE (#4) plastic film Polystyrene (#6) Organics, Boxboard shoe boxes, cereal boxes, etc. Glossy magazines, catalogues, flyers Wood Steel Drywall Skids Paper towel Printer cartridges IT equipment/audio-visual equipment Furniture

Class

 

Building/renovation material Disposable takeout food packaging Cell phone Diapers Clothing

Other Class

Aluminum Foil Ceramic Coffee Cups Cooking Oil Compostable Cutlery Cutlery Electronics Medication Miscellaneous Non-Recyclable Paper Non-Recyclable Plastics Other (#7) plastic cases, displays, bottles and containers Polycoat Containers Plastic Film PP (#5) plastic containers, bottles and straws PVC (#3) plastic piping, equipment and packaging Nitrile Gloves Scrap Metal Spiral Containers Paper Food Plates & Drink Tray Corks Feminine Hygiene Products Twine Polycoat food trays

4.3.1.

Cafeteria

The estimated annual amount of waste produced in cafeteria WGA is 3506.61 kg,

including 2657.93 kg of landfill and 848.68 kg of recycling. The largest waste

contributor is other at 38.41%. The Figure 6 shows the composition of landfill stream

from cafeteria WGA.

Figure 6: Waste Composition in Cafeteria 4.3.2. Benchmark Restaurant The estimated annual amount of waste

Figure 6: Waste Composition in Cafeteria

4.3.2. Benchmark Restaurant

The estimated annual amount of waste produced in Benchmark Restaurant WGA is 181.31 kg, only including 181.31 kg of landfill. The largest waste contributor is paper towels at 71.98%. The Figure 7 shows the composition of landfill stream from benchmark restaurant WGA.

the composition of landfill stream from benchmark restaurant WGA. Figure 7: Waste Composition in Benchmark Restaurant

Figure 7: Waste Composition in Benchmark Restaurant

4.3.3. Tim Horton

The estimated annual amount of waste produced in Tim Horton WGA is 412.13 kg, only including 412.13 kg of landfill. The largest waste contributor is other at 51.40%. The Figure 8 shows the composition of landfill stream from Tim Horton WGA.

the composition of landfill stream from Tim Horton WGA. Figure 8: Waste Composition in Tim Horton

Figure 8: Waste Composition in Tim Horton

4.3.4. Armoury

The estimated annual amount of waste produced in Armoury WGA is 664.65 kg, only including 664.65 kg of landfill. The largest waste contributor is organic at 32.22%. The ¡Error! No se encuentra el origen de la referencia. shows the composition of landfill tream from Armoury WGA.

The ¡Error! No se encuentra el origen de la referencia. shows the composition of landfill tream

Figure 9: Waste Composition in Armoury

4.3.5. Greenhouse

The estimated annual amount of waste produced in Greenhouse WGA is 248.90 kg, only including 248.90 kg of landfill. The largest waste contributor is other at 39.96%. The Figure 10 shows the composition of landfill stream from greenhouse WGA.

the composition of landfill stream from greenhouse WGA. Figure 10: Waste Composition in Greenhouse 4.3.6. Brewery

Figure 10: Waste Composition in Greenhouse

4.3.6. Brewery

The estimated annual amount of waste produced in Brewery WGA is 441.97 kg, only including 441.97 kg of landfill. The largest waste contributor is organic at 70.07%. The Figure 11 shows the composition of landfill stream from brewery WGA.

waste contributor is organic at 70.07%. The Figure 11 shows the composition of landfill stream from

Figure 11: Waste Composition in Brewery

4.3.7. Fitness Center

The estimated annual amount of waste produced in Fitness Center WGA is 141.52 kg, only including 142.52 kg of landfill. The largest waste contributor is paper towels at 52.31%. The Figure 12 shows the composition of landfill stream from fitness center WGA.

the composition of landfill stream from fitness center WGA. Figure 12: Waste Composition in Fitness Center

Figure 12: Waste Composition in Fitness Center

4.3.8. Washroom

The estimated annual amount of waste produced in Washroom WGA is 1674.74 kg, only including 1674.74 kg of landfill. The largest waste contributor is other at 33.17%. The Figure 13 shows the composition of landfill stream from washrooms WGA.

waste contributor is other at 33.17%. The Figure 13 shows the composition of landfill stream from

Figure 13: Waste Composition in Washrooms

4.3.9.

Library

The estimated annual amount of waste produced in library WGA is 2965.21 kg, including 2228.62 kg of landfill and 736.59 kg of recycling. The largest waste contributor is organics at 34.75%. The Figure 14 shows the composition of landfill stream from library WGA.

shows the composition of landfill stream from library WGA. Figure 14: Waste Composition in Library 4.3.10.

Figure 14: Waste Composition in Library

4.3.10. Offices and Boardrooms

The estimated annual amount of waste produced in Office and Boardrooms WGA is 1445.28 kg, only including 1452.28 kg of landfill. The largest waste contributor is Boxboard shoe boxes, cereal boxes, etc. at 29.60%. The Figure 15 shows the composition of landfill stream from Offices and Boardrooms WGA.

cereal boxes, etc. at 29.60%. The Figure 15 shows the composition of landfill stream from Offices

Figure 15: Waste Composition in Offices and Boardrooms

4.3.11. Hallway

The estimated annual amount of waste produced in Hallway WGA is 8039.12 kg, including 4728.53 kg of landfill and 3311.28 kg of recycling. The largest waste contributor is organics at 63.88%. The Figure 16 shows the composition of landfill stream from cafeteria WGA.

shows the composition of landfill stream from cafeteria WGA. Figure 16: Waste Composition in Cafeteria 4.3.12.

Figure 16: Waste Composition in Cafeteria

4.3.12. Skill Lab

The estimated annual amount of waste produced in Skill Lab WGA is 347.25 kg, only including 347.25 kg of landfill. The largest waste contributor is paper towels at 38.90%. The Figure 17 shows the composition of landfill stream from skill labs WGA.

contributor is paper towels at 38.90%. The Figure 17 shows the composition of landfill stream from

Figure 17: Waste Composition in Skill Labs

4.3.13. Security

The estimated annual amount of waste produced in Security WGA is 184.92 kg, only including 184.92 kg of landfill. The largest waste contributor is organics at 50.50%. The Figure 18 shows the composition of landfill stream from security WGA.

shows the composition of landfill stream from security WGA. Figure 18: Waste Composition in Security 4.3.14.

Figure 18: Waste Composition in Security

4.3.14. Unlabelled

The estimated annual amount of waste produced in Unlabeled WGA is 4485.95 kg, including 3424.09 kg of landfill and 1061.86 kg of recycling. The largest waste contributor is organics at 50.50%. The Figure 19 shows the composition of landfill stream from security WGA.

waste contributor is organics at 50.50%. The Figure 19 shows the composition of landfill stream from

Figure 19: Waste Composition in Security

4.3.15. Winery

The estimated annual amount of waste produced in Winery WGA is 614.46 kg, only including 614.46 kg of landfill. The largest waste contributor is paper towels at 31.36%. The Figure 20 shows the composition of landfill stream from winery WGA.

20 shows the composition of landfill stream from winery WGA. Figure 20: Waste Composition in Winery

Figure 20: Waste Composition in Winery

4.3.16. Outside

The estimated annual amount of waste produced in Outside WGA is 3091.54 kg, including 2760.80 kg of landfill and 330.74 kg of recycling. The largest waste contributor is organic at 26.67%. The Figure 21 shows the composition of landfill stream from outside WGA.

waste contributor is organic at 26.67%. The Figure 21 shows the composition of landfill stream from

Figure 21: Waste Composition in Outside

4.3.17. General East Hall (GE)

The estimated annual amount of waste produced in GE WGA is 276.03 kg, including 56.07 kg of landfill and 219.97 kg of recycling. The largest waste contributor is other at 71.26%. The Figure 22 shows the composition of landfill stream from GE WGA.

22 shows the composition of landfill stream from GE WGA. Figure 22: Waste Composition in GE

Figure 22: Waste Composition in GE

4.3.18. General North Hall (GN)

The estimated annual amount of waste produced in GN WGA is 702.40 kg, including 284.17 kg of landfill and 418.23 kg of recycling. The largest waste contributor is organic at 46.32%. The Figure 23 shows the composition of landfill stream from GN WGA.

The largest waste contributor is organic at 46.32%. The Figure 23 shows the composition of landfill

Figure 23: Waste Composition in GN

4.3.19. General West Hall (GW)

The estimated annual amount of waste produced in GW WGA is 1468.79 kg, including 522.68 kg of landfill and 946.11 kg of recycling. The largest waste contributor is organic at 47.63%. The Figure 24 shows the composition of landfill stream from GW WGA.

24 shows the composition of landfill stream from GW WGA. Figure 24: Waste Composition in GW

Figure 24: Waste Composition in GW

5.0 Discussion and Recommendations

Niagara College Canada is recognized as a leading post-secondary institution with a reputation for innovative environmental programs and applied research. The College is dedicated to taking a leadership role in environmental sustainability and integrates the knowledge within the college community (NC sustainability, 2016). Based on the data collected and analyzed for the purpose of this audit, there are multiple possible initiatives that can be carried out in order to minimize waste generation on the NOTL campus.

The recommendations presented in this report are based according to the requirements of O.Reg. Waste Audit and Waste Reduction Plan 102/94. The main objective is to reduce the waste produced through a waste reduction work plan based on the results of

the waste audit. For instance, the setup of plans to reduce, reuse and recycle waste and identify the responsibilities for implementing each part of the plan according to the results. In this sense, reduction is the first objective. If reduction is not possible, then reuse is the next objective and if the reduction and reuse are not possible, then recycling is the final objective (O. Reg 102/94).

5.1. Recycling Awareness

The results of the waste audit reflect that approx 75% of waste goes to the landfill. The promotion of recycling programs is a fundamental tool to promote a behavioural change on recycling awareness to reduce landfill disposal at NOTL campus. A first hand tool is the use of visual resources to educate all those who undertake daily activities on campus. Different guides such as stickers, illustrations and specially web messages through blackboard are an easy way to incentivize recycling to the target audience who mainly use electronic devices to develop their activities on campus. For example, using the same strategy as the library while promoting their workshop series with graded tests on blackboard, recycling awareness can go through the same way to all the students and staff.

Even though visual aid to promote recycling to students and staff is recommended, face to face activities such as public speeches and short dynamic activities promoted by NCSAC and The Office of sustainability are also an excellent way to create social interaction among the staff and students and at the same time delivering the target message of recycling awareness.

5.2. Source Reduction

One of the major MOE waste categories resulting from the audit to NOTL is paper towel (approx 20%). From 19 WGAs, 13 have “paper towel” as one of the main component of the waste classification. The WGAs that are identified as suppliers of this resource are mainly the gym and the food retailers. The implementation of strategies such as the use of towels during exercises and the limiting the availability on paper

towels will result in the reduction of this kind of waste. In addition, the use of hand dryers instead of paper towels in restrooms that offer both alternatives will help to decrease the production of this waste. Even though organic is included as one of the major waste classes, another strategy other than source reduction is provided in the next section.

5.3. Alternative option

Organics represents 43% of waste for NOTL. Currently, the Campus is using the waste hauler as a method for organics transport to an offsite composting facility. In order to reduce costs, carbon footprint and improve sustainability on campus, the implementation of a mediumsized aerobic invessel composting system is an alternative option for organic treatment. This will result in economic advantages, the reduction of greenhouse gases, energy and fuel consumption. Moreover, it will contribute to the sense of environmental commitment and leadership that the college has in the province.

5.4.

Assumption

It is assumed that all year produced the same amount of waste daily, which is referred to the average of five days data with four days of sorting and weight.

5.5. Limitations

The waste audit activity was not a hitch-free process. The following are the limitations that were encountered by the waste audit team of the NOTL campus during the exercise:

Human error is present on the labelling process by the maintenance staff, as well as on sorting, weighing and calculation by the students.

The length of time that the waste audit exercise was conducted may not provide the most accurate data that is used to determine the diversion and capture rates respectively.

The waste audit was conducted in the winter season; hence, the weather condition was quite uncomfortable to work with during snow falls.

The batteries of the weighing scale kept running out and the weighing process was always interrupted which could have had an effect on the accuracy of measurements.

Due to limitations with the availability of the equipment and the inclement weather conditions at the sampling days, the weekly average of waste produced was calculated on 5 days of data. However the third day data is an average of the results associated with days 3 and 4.In addition day 5 is an average from days 1 to 4.

6.0

Conclusion

The following report is the result of a waste audit developed for Niagara-On-The-Lake Campus of Niagara College Canada. During the audit it can be observed the following:

The main area that generate more waste are: Hallways & Classrooms (20.52%).

Organics is the main waste generated at NOTL Campus. This waste is treated and disposed trough a hauled system. It is recommended to treat this waste on campus to reduce costs and improve the environmental management at Niagara College.

Paper towel is the second waste more generated at NOTL campus. It is recommended to evaluate to substitute it by hand dryers.

Recycling streams are commonly used on the bins located at hallways and classrooms. Increment the awareness of recycling at the cafeteria and library are necessary due to these two areas are directly related with recyclable material generation such as paper, cardboard and plastic.

PET #1 is the main component of the recycling stream (31.57%). The reduction of beverage bottles can be implemented through the promotion of reusable bottles.

The recommendations are based on the requirement of the Ministry of the Environment and the Waste Reduction Work plan. Firstly, a campaign for recycling awareness based on digital workshops and environmental signs to educate the students and the staff will be beneficial for the proper separation of waste generated. Secondly, the reduction of waste sources, especially those located at Hallways & Classrooms as well as library and cafeteria, is a simple and practical strategy to be implemented to reduce waste generation. Lastly, the alternative of composting on campus will reduce costs and footprint to the College compared with the current system of hauling organic waste.

7.0

References

Niagara College Canada (2016). Pollution Prevention Unit 2 Waste Audit Methodology.

Sustainability at Niagara College. (n.d.). Retrieved March 20, 2016, from http://sustainability.niagaracollege.ca/content/OurPlan.aspx

O. Reg. 102/94: Waste audits and waste reduction work plans under Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.19

Appendix

Ministry of the Environment Waste Form. Report of a Waste Audit.

Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Establishments. As required by O. Reg. 102/94

Ministry of the Environment Waste Form. Report of a Waste

Reduction Work Plan. Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Establishments. As required by O. Reg. 102/94

Ministry of the Environment Waste Form

Report of a Waste Audit

Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Establishments

As required by O. Reg. 102/94

This report must be prepared 6 months after becoming subject to O. Reg. 102/94 and a copy retained on file for at least five years after it is prepared, and be made available to the ministry upon request.

For large construction and demolition projects, please refer to the forms included with “A Guide to Waste Audits and Waste Reduction Work Plans for Construction and Demolition Projects as Required Under Ontario Regulation 102/94” (revised July 2008)

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

Name of Owner and/or Operator of Entity(ies) and Company Name:

Niagara College- Niagara -on-the-Lake Campus

 

Name of Contact Person: Taryn Wilkinson

 

Telephone #: 905- 735-2211 ext. 7421

EmailAddress:

twilkinson@niagaracollege.com

Street Address(es) of Entity(ies): 135 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0

Municipality:

City of Niagara-on-the-Lake

 
 

Type of Entity (check one)

Retail Shopping

 

Hotels and Motels

 

Establishments

Retail Shopping

 

Hospitals

 

Complexes

Office Buildings

 

Educational

Institutions

Restaurants

 

Large Manufacturing Establishments

 

Note: O. Reg. 102/94 does not apply to multi-unit residential buildings.

II. DESCRIPTION OF ENTITY

Provide a brief overview of the entity(ties):

The Niagara College Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL) Campus was established in 1998. It is located at 135 Taylor Road Niagara -on-the Lake in close proximity to the Niagara Escarpment. This educational institution covers approximately 68-acres

(280,000 m 2 ) of land, sitting on this land is a three storey building which houses classrooms and offices. The campus facilities includes the Greenhouse, Niagara College Teaching Winery,Benchmark Restaurant , Niagara Waters Spa et al. The number of students enrolled in the 2015/2016 semester varies. In the spring 2015 semester, 716 students were enrolled whilst in the fall of 2015, 3,366 students

were enrolled in

the 2016 winter semester. Niagara -on-the-Lake Campus has

3,560 students currently enrolled and comprises of 659 full time employees and 2,399 part time employees. The Waste Generating areas at the NOTL campus are listed as follows:

Armoury

Cafeteria

Tim Horton’s

Benchmark Restaurant

Greenhouse

Winery

Fitness Centre

Boardroom and department Offices

Laboratories (science and computer)

Hallways & Classrooms

Washrooms, change /locker rooms

Chartwell

Subway

Library

Winery

Security

Brewery

Ground and shipping area

 

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III.

HOW WASTE IS PRODUCED AND DECISIONS AFFECTING THE PRODUCTION OF

WASTE

For each category of waste that is produced at the entity(ies), explain how the waste will be produced and how management decisions and policies will affect the producti of waste.

Categories of Waste

How Is the Waste Produced and What Management Decisions/Policies Affect Its Production?

Example: Disposable Food Packaging

Generated by customers eating inside restaurant. Food packaging is used for health reasons. Reusable mugs for customers consuming coffee/tea inside restaurant is being reviewed.

Aluminum food and beverage cans

Can beverages are sold at the Campus; students and staff purchase can beverages in addition students bring aluminum food and beverage cans to the College. All recyclable waste is place in the blue bin and is recycled by Niagara Region Recycling Facility.

Cardboard

Packaging material for items received by the College. Cardboard is compacted and stored at the loading dock.

Fine paper

Generated from photocopying machines when student print assignments or lecture notes. Additionally, fine

 

paper comes from staff printing and using envelopes in their offices. All fines paper goes into the grey bin at the College and is recycled.

Glass food and beverage bottles/jars

Beverages sold on Campus are in glass bottles; students and staff purchase these items. Additionally, students bring items that are contained in glass bottles/jars since glass is used for packaging. Glass food and beverage bottles are place into the blue bin for recycling.

Newsprint

Generated from offices printing announcements/notices and is also generated because of the College newspaper. Newsprint is to be placed into the grey bin and collected for recycling.

Steel food and beverage cans

Generated from food packing material, students purchasing food present in steel food and beverage cans. Also, students and staff bring food items in these containers from their homes as well.

PET (#1) Plastic food and beverage bottles

Plastic used for food packing for beverages and liquid bottles, students and staff bring item contained in these bottles. Food items made of PET are sold at the campus. These items are placed into the blue bin and recycled.

HDPE (#2) Plastic jugs, crates, totes and drums

HDPE used in food packaging since it’s cheaper to produce, students and staff would purchase items that are sold on campus that is HDPE or bring from their homes. HDPE is accepted in the blue bin.

LDPE (#4) Plastic film

Generated from food packaging materials, additionally students and staff purchasing coffee at the campus or bring coffee to the College. Coffee cup lids are made from LDPE plastic. This material is collected in the blue bins and is recycled.

Polystyrene (#6)

Produced from food packaging, polystyrene is a good insulator. Students bring food contain in Styrofoam plates, cups and boxes. Polystyrene materials are placed into the blue bins for recycling.

Organics

Kitchen waste from the culinary building, Chartwell and the Armory. In addition, students and staff bring organics from their homes. Organic waste is placed into the green bin and is composed by Modern Corporation.

Boxboard shoe boxes, cereal boxes, etc.

Generated from students and staff bringing food package in cereal boxes. This waste is recycled by Modern Corporation.

Glossy magazines, catalogues, flyers

Books in the library that are torn, students will bring flyers, magazines and catalogues to the College. This waste is recycled.

Wood

N/A-whilst conducting the waste audit no item matching the description was found.

Steel

N/A-whilst conducting the waste audit no item matching the description was found.

Drywall

N/A-whilst conducting the waste audit no item matching the description was found.

Skids

N/A-whilst

conducting

the

waste

audit

no

item

 

matching the description was found.

Paper towels

Generated in food services areas along with the science laboratory, washrooms and fitness center. This waste is composted.

Printer cartridges

N/A-whilst conducting the waste audit no item matching the description was found.

IT equipment/audio- visual equipment

N/A-whilst conducting the waste audit no item matching the description was found.

Furniture

N/A-whilst conducting the waste audit no item matching the description was found.

Building/renovation

N/A-whilst conducting the waste audit no item matching the description was found.

material

Disposable take-out food packaging

Generated from students purchasing food contained in disposal food containers from food services providers at the College in addition to students and staff bring disposal take-out food packaging to the College.

Cell phones

N/A-whilst conducting the waste audit no item matching the description was found.

Diapers

N/A-whilst conducting the waste audit no item matching the description was found.

Clothing/Textiles

Generated from student bring clothes from home in addition to the program offer at the College in fashion designing.

Other: Aluminum Foil

Generated from food being packaged inside from food service providers at the College along with staff and students bring from their homes.

Other: Coffee Cups

Generated from students and staff purchasing coffee from Tim Horton’s and Bench-to-Go in addition to students bringing it from their homes or coffee shops.

Other: Cutlery

Food service provider on campus issuing it with purchases of food item along with students and staff bringing cutlery from their homes.

Other: Non-Recyclable Paper

Generated from students and staff bringing from their homes.

Other: Compostable Cutlery

Generated from food service providers at the College in addition to students and staff bringing this item to the College.

Other: Non-Recyclable Plastic

Used for packaging and generated from students and staff bring from their homes and package for plastic cutlery from Chartwell.

Other: Other (#7) plastic cases, displays, bottles and containers

Students and staff purchasing food package in these containers from food service providers on campus along with students and staff bringing items from their homes or outside the campus.

Other: Polycoat

Students and staff purchase food package in these containers from food service providers on campus along with students and staff bringing items from their homes or outside the campus.

containers

Others: Plastic film

Generated from students and staff bringing these items from their homes.

Other: PP (#5) plastic containers, bottles and

Students and staff purchase food packaged in these containers from food service providers on campus along

straws

with students and staff bringing items from their homes or outside the campus.

Other: Nitrile gloves

Generated by students and staff in the science laboratory.

Other: Scrap metal

Generated from the Winery

Other: Corks

Generated by students and staff from purchasing beverages and in addition to the Winery

Other: Polycoat food tray

Generated by students and staff from purchasing food from food services providers

Other: Miscellaneous

Generated from students and staff in all areas of the College

Note: When completing this form, write “n/a” in the columns where the entity will not produce any waste for a category of waste.

IV. MANAGEMENT OF WASTE

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For each category of waste listed below, indicate which waste items will be disposed or reused/recycled and how each item will be managed at the entity(ies).

Category

Waste to be Disposed

Reused or Recycled Waste

Example: Beverage cans

Staff/clients may place in garbage bins

Staff/clients place cans in recycling receptacles. Collection staff later collect cans. Those in garbage are disposed; those in recycling receptacles are recycled.

Aluminum food and beverage cans

Students and staff may place item into labeled bins.

Students and staff place items into designated bins where they are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are recyclable will be recycled. Items that enters the garbage bin will be disposed.

Cardboard

Students and staff may place item into labeled bins.

Students and staff place items into designated bins where they are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are recyclable will be recycled. Items that enters the garbage bin will be disposed. However large cardboard are placed into an on-site compactor at the loading dock.

Fine paper

Students and staff may place item into labeled bins

Students and staff place items into designated bins where they are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are recyclable will be recycled. Items that enters the garbage bin will be disposed.

Glass food and beverage bottles/jars

Students and staff may place item into labeled bins.

Students and staff place items into designated bins where they are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are recyclable will be recycled. Items that enters the garbage bin will be disposed.

Newsprint

Students and staff may place item into labeled bins.

Students and staff place items into designated bins where they are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are recyclable will be recycled. Items that enters the garbage bin will be disposed.

Steel food and beverage cans

Students and staff may place item into labeled bins.

Students and staff place items into designated bins where they are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are recyclable will be recycled. Items that enters the garbage bin will be disposed.

PET (#1) Plastic food and beverage bottles

Students and staff may place item into labeled bins.

Students and staff place items into designated bins where they are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are recyclable will be recycled. Items that enters the garbage bin will be disposed.

HDPE (#2) Plastic jugs, crates, totes and drums

Students and staff may place item into labeled bins

Students and staff place items into designated bins where they are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are recyclable will be recycled. Items that enters the garbage bin will be disposed.

LDPE (#4) Plastic film

Students and staff may place item into labeled bins

Students and staff place items into designated bins where they are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are recyclable will be recycled. Items that enters the garbage bin will be disposed.

 

Students

and

Students and staff place items into designated bins where they are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are recyclable will be recycled. Items that enters the garbage bin will be disposed.

staff

may

place

item

into

Polystyrene (#6)

designated bins.

 

Students and

Students and staff place items into designated bins where they are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are compostable will be composted by Waste Management.

staff

may place

Organics

item into labeled bins.

Boxboard shoe boxes, cereal boxes, etc.

Students and staff may place item into labeled bins

Students and staff place items into designated bins where they are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are recyclable will be recycled. Items that enter the garbage bin will be

   

disposed.

Glossy magazines, catalogues, flyers

Students and staff may place item into labeled bins

Students and staff place items into the designated bins where they are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are recyclable will be recycled. Items that enter the garbage bin will be disposed.

Wood

N/A

N/A

Steel

N/A

N/A

Drywall

N/A

N/A

Skids

N/A

N/A

Paper towels

Students and staff may place item into labeled bins.

Students and staff place items into the designated bins where there are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are compostable will be composted. Items that enter the garbage bin will be disposed.

Printer cartridges

N/A

N/A

IT equipment / Audio- Visual equipment

N/A

N/A

Furniture

N/A

N/A

Building/Renovation

N/A

N/A

material

Disposable take out food packaging

Students and staff may place item into labeled bins

Students and staff place items into the green bin where they are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are recyclable will be recycled and those that are compostable will be composted. Niagara Recycling Company will collect the recyclables and Modern Corporation the compostable items.

Cell phones

N/A

N/A

Diapers

N/A

N/A

Clothing/textiles

Students and staff may place item into labeled bins.

Students and staff place items into designated bins where they are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are sorted will be disposed of.

Other: Aluminum foil

Students and staff may place item into labeled bins.

Students and staff place items into the designated bins where they are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are sorted will be disposed of or recycled.

Other: Coffee cups

Students and staff may place item into labeled bins

Students and staff place items into the designated bins where they are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are sorted will be removed by a hauler. Items that enter the garbage will be disposed.

Other: Non-Compostable Cutlery

Students

and

Students and staff place items into the designated bins where they are

staff

may

place

 

item into labeled bins.

sorted by FMS staff. Items that are

sorted will

be

disposed

of

or

 

recycled.

Other:

Non-Recyclable

students and staff possibly will place items into the waste bin

Students and staff place items into designated bins where they are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are sorted will be recycled or disposed of by a waste hauler.

Paper

Other:Non-Recyclable

 

Students and staff may place item into labeled bins.

Students and staff place items into the designated bins where they are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are sorted will be disposed of or recycled.

Plastic

Other: Other (#7) Plastic Cases, Displays, Bottles and Containers

Students and staff may place item into labeled bins.

Students and staff place items into designated bins where they are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are sorted will b recycled or disposed.

Other:

Compostable

Students and staff may place item into labeled bins

Students and staff place items into designated bins where they are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are sorted will either be recycled, composted or disposed.

Cutlery

Other:

Polycoat

Students and staff may place item into labeled bins.

Students and staff place items into the designated bins where they are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are sorted will be disposed of or recycled.

Containers

Other: Plastic film

 

Students and staff may place item into labeled bins.

Students and staff place items into the designated bins where they are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are sorted will be disposed of or recycled.

Other:

PP

(#5)

Plastic

Students and staff may place item into labeled bins.

Students and staff place items into the designated bins where they are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are sorted will be disposed of or recycled.

containers,

Bottles

and

straws

Others: Nitrile gloves

 

Students and staff may place item into labeled bins.

Students and staff place items into the designated bins where they are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are sorted will be disposed of or recycled.

Other: Scrap metals

 

Students and staff may place item into labeled bins.

Students and staff place items into the designated bins where they are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are sorted will be disposed of or recycled.

Other: Cork

 

Students and staff may place item into labeled bins.

Students and staff place items into the designated bins where they are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are sorted will be disposed of or recycled.

Other:

Polycoat

Food

Students and staff may place item into labeled bins.

Students and staff place items into the designated bins where they are sorted by FMS staff. Items that are sorted will be disposed of or recycled.

Trays

Note When completing this form, write “n/a” in the columns where the entity will not Produce any waste for a category of waste.

76.3 V. ESTIMATED QUANTITY OF WASTE PRODUCED ANNUALLY Estimated Amount of Waste Produced kgs or
76.3
V.
ESTIMATED QUANTITY OF WASTE PRODUCED ANNUALLY
Estimated Amount of Waste Produced
kgs or tonnes (t)
Generated
Reused
Recycled
Disposed
“A”
“B”
“C”
“A”
“B” *
“C” *
“A”
“B” *
“C” *
“A”
“B” *
“C” *
Base
Current
Change
Base
Current
Change
Base
Current
Change
Base
Current
Change
Categories of Waste
Year-
Year-
(A-B)
Year
Year
(A-B)
Year
Year
(A-B)
Year
Year
(A-B)
2015
2016
Aluminum food and beverage cans
382.11
208.13
173.98
16.91
196.23
-179.32
365.20
11.90
353.3
Cardboard
25241.69
471.20
24770.49
24704.53
235.48
24469.05
537.16
235.73
301.43
Fine paper
6028.6
778.84
5249.76
5584.00
336.76
5247.24
444.60
442.09
2.51
Glass food and beverage bottles/jars
202.9
738.08
-535.18
0
611.48
-611.48
202.9
126.60
76.3
Newsprint
111.6
420.31
-308.71
0
389.93
-389.93
111.60
30.38
81.22
Steel food and beverage cans
n/a
34.18
-34.18
0
0
0
0
34.18
-34.18
PET (#1) plastic food and beverage bottles
586.6
2807.74
-2221.14
0
1941.29
-1941.29
586.60
866.45
-279.85
HDPE (#2) plastic jugs, crates, totes, drums
98.1
160.78
-62.68
0
12.66
-12.66
98.10
148.12
-50.02
LDPE (#4) plastic film
10.1
n/a
10.1
0
0
0
10.10
0
10.1
Polystyrene (#6)
798.12
1064.24
-266.12
115.12
403.86
-288.74
683.00
663.39
19.61
Organics
269405.5
5902.11
263503.5
209366.9
159.52
209207.4
8759.00
5742.60
3016.4
7
4
Boxboard shoe boxes, cereal boxes, etc.
16.4
1428.30
-1411.9
0
259.53
-259.53
16.40
1168.78
-1152.38
Glossy magazines, catalogues, flyers
16.9
24.05
-7.15
0
0
0
16.90
24.05
-7.15
Wood
0
0
0
6250
0
6250
0
0
0
Steel
33.8
0
33.8
6820
0
6820
33.80
0
33.8
Drywall
153.8
0
153.8
0
0
0
153.80
0
153.8
Skids
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Paper towels
2480.00
2862.43
-382.43
0
224.08
-224.08
2480.00
2638.36
-158.36
Printer cartridges
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
IT equipment/audio-visual equipment
42.3
0
42.3
1034
0
1034
42.30
0
42.3
Furniture
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Building/renovation material
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Disposable take out food packaging
218.1
654.78
-436.68
0
139.26
-139.26
218.10
515.52
-297.42
Cell phones 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Diapers 1589.2 0 1589.2
Cell phones
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Diapers
1589.2
0
1589.2
0
0
0
1589.20
0
1589.2
Clothing/Textiles
0
765.93
-765.93
0
50.64
-50.64
0
715.29
-715.29
Other:
27781.3
5954.27
21827.03
57.04
1188.27
-1131.23
7327.2
4766.00
2561.2
350569.8
24278.4
310921.8
254073.6
6148.99
247799.6
23586.5
18129.44
5546.52
Total
3
4
6
Percent Change (total C ÷ total A x 100 )
88.69%
97.53%
23.51%

Note: When completing this form, write “n/a” in the “Estimated Amount of Waste Produced” column where the entity will not produce any waste for a category of waste. * Fill out these columns each year following the initial waste audit or baseline year to determine the progress that is being made by your waste reduction program.

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VI.

EXTENT TO WHICH MATERIALS OR PRODUCTS USED OR SOLD BY THE ENTITY CONSIST OF RECYCLED OR REUSED MATERIALS OR PRODUCTS

Please answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a management policy in place that promotes the purchasing and/or use of materials or products that consist of recycled and/or reused materials or products? If yes, please describe.

No. Niagara College does not have a management policy currently in place that promotes the purchasing and or use of materials or products that consist of recycled and or reused materials or products. However, Niagara College does support the purchase of products that are recyclable.

2. Do you have plans to increase the extent to which materials or products used or

sold* consist of recycled or reused materials or products? If yes, please describe.

No. NOTL Campus does not have plans to increase the extent to which materials or products used or sold consist of recycled or reused materials

* Information regarding materials or products “sold” that consist of recycled or reused materials or products is only required from owner(s) of retail shopping establishments and the owner(s) or operator(s) of large manufacturing establishments.

Please attach any additional page(s) as required to answer the above questions.

I hereby certify that the information provided in this Report of Waste Audit is complete

I hereby certify that the information provided in this Report of Waste Audit is complete and correct.

I hereby certify that the information provided in this Report of Waste Audit is complete and

Signature of authorized official:

Title:

Date:

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Ministry of the Environment Waste Form

Report of a Waste Reduction Work Plan

Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Establishments

As required by O. Reg. 102/94

This report must be prepared 6 months after becoming subject to O. Reg. 102/94 and a copy retained on file for at least five years after it is prepared, and be made available to the ministry upon request.

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

Name of Owner and/or Operator of Entity(ies) and Company Name:

Niagara College - Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL) Campus

 

Name of Contact Person:

Telephone #:

Email address:

Taryn Wilkinson

(905)-735-2211 ext. 7421

twilkinson@niagaracollege.com

Street Address(es) of Entity(ies):

 

135 Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Municipality:

City of Niagara-on-the-Lake

 

Type of Entity (check one)

Retail Shopping

 

Hotels and Motels

 

Establishments

Retail Shopping

 

Hospitals

 

Complexes

Office Buildings

 

Educational Institutions

Restaurants

 

Large Manufacturing Establishments

 

Note: O. Reg. 102/94 does not apply to multi-unit residential buildings.

II. DESCRIPTION OF THE ENTITY

Provide a brief overview of the entity(ties):

The Niagara College Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL) Campus was established in 1998. It is

located at 135 Taylor

Road Niagara -on-the Lake in close proximity to the Niagara

Escarpment. This educational institution covers approximately 68-acres (280,000 m 2 ) of land, sitting on this land are three storey buildings which houses classrooms and offices. The campus facilities includes the Greenhouse, Niagara College Teaching Winery,Benchmark Restaurant , Niagara Waters Spa et al. The number of students enrolled in the 2015/2016 semester varies. In the spring 2015 semester, 716 students were enrolled whilst in the fall of 2015, 3,366 students were enrolled in the 2016 winter semester. Niagara -on-the-Lake Campus has 3,560 students currently enrolled and comprises of 659 full time employees

and 2,399 part time employees. The Waste Generating areas at the NOTL campus are listed as follows:

Armoury

Cafeteria

Tim Horton’s

Benchmark Restaurant

Greenhouse

Winery

Fitness Centre

Boardroom and department Offices

Laboratories (science and computer)

Hallways & Classrooms

Washrooms, change /locker rooms

Chartwell

Subway

Library

Winery

Security

Brewery

Ground and shipping area

 

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III.

PLANS TO REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE WASTE

For each category of waste described in Part V of “Report of a Waste Audit”

For each category of waste described in Part V of “Report of a Waste Audit” (on which this plan is based), explain what your plans are to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle the waste, including: 1) how the waste will be source separated at the establishment, and 2) the programs to reduce, reuse and recycle all source separated waste.

Waste Category

Source Separation and 3Rs Program

(as stated in Part V of your “Report of a Waste Audit”)

 

Example:

“Fine Paper 3Rs Program” Reduce: Staff will be encouraged to print on both sides of each sheet.

fine paper (e.g. from an office)

Reuse:

Discarded paper with print only on one side will be

used for note pads/scrap. Recycle: Staff will be provided with instructions via email. Receptacles will be provided beside each desk. Staff will empty receptacles into centralized containers. Custodial staff will empty centralized containers into bulk container at loading dock for collection by recycling company.

Aluminum

food

and

NOTL Campus Waste Reduction & Blue Bin Recycling Program Reduce: Students & staff will be encouraged to take along with them their reusable containers and use the refill system from the pop fountain for their lunch breaks. Reuse: N/A Recycle: Students & staff will be provided with recycling bins at strategic locations in the school such as the cafeteria to place empty cans and other recyclables. Students & staff will be encouraged to place their used cans at the appropriate receptacle. The receptacles will have the appropriate signage attached to them and will be emptied on a regular basis to prevent them from getting full so quickly. The Niagara Recycling Company will pick the large bins on a weekly basis.

beverage cans

Cardboard

Cardboard Recycling Program Reduce: Suppliers will be encouraged to reuse the reusable containers that were used for the Shipment of supplies to Niagara College. Reuse: Cardboard boxes will be reused for storage and shipments purposes when appropriate. Recycle: Cardboard will be compressed and kept in the recycling bins for the Janitorial staff to bale and be collected by the Niagara Recycling company.

Fine Paper

Paper Fiber Reduction and Recycling Program Reduce: Staff & Students will be encouraged to print on both sides of a single piece of paper as well as not print when it is needless. Assignments given to the students will be encouraged to be submitted electronically. Reuse: Discarded paper with print only on one side will be used as scrap paper and note pads. Recycle: Staff &Students will be provided with grey recycling bins placed in high waste generating areas. The grey bins will have the suitable signage on them and will be emptied on a weekly basis by the janitorial staff. The Niagara Recycling company will pick up the grey bins from loading dock on a weekly basis.

Glass food and beverage bottles/jars

NOTL Campus Waste Reduction and Blue Bin Recycling Program Reduce: Staff and Students will be encouraged to bring reusable containers to the campus for their lunch and breaks. Reuse: N/A Recycle: Staff and Students will be provided with blue recycling bins in high waste generating areas of the campus and food preparation areas for glass containers to be placed when emptied. Staff and Students will also be encouraged to place glass containers in appropriate recycling with the appropriate signage affixed to the receptacle. The Janitorial staff will empty the receptacles on a regular basis into 96- gallon bins. These bins will be collected by Niagara Recycling on a weekly basis.

Newsprint

Paper Fiber Reduction and Recycling Program Reduce: Staff and Students will be encouraged to take their reading materials home after they are finished with them. Staff and students will also be updated with recent news via school email and blackboard. The college tabloid and Niagara bulletin will be available online as well. Reuse: Staff and Students will be encouraged to leave the newspapers they are done with in common areas for others to read. Recycle: Staff and Students will be provided with grey recycling bins throughout the school with the appropriate signage affixed on them. They will be encouraged to place newsprint, fine paper and magazines in the grey recycling bins. The receptacles will be emptied on a regular basis by Janitorial staff; into large roll away bins for collection by Niagara Recycling on a weekly basis.

Steel food and beverage cans

NOTL Campus Waste Reduction and Blue Bin Recycling Program Reduce: Staff and Students will be encouraged to bring their reusable containers for lunch and available breaks. Reuse: N/A Recycle: Staff and Students will be provided with the blue recycling bins located in different strategic places on campus. They will be encouraged to place their empty cans and steel containers in the blue recycling bin. The receptacles will also be kept in food preparation areas with the appropriate signage affixed on it. The receptacles will be emptied on a regular basis by Janitorial staff; into large roll away bins for collection by Niagara Recycling on a weekly basis.

PET (#1) plastic food and beverage bottles

NOTL Campus Waste Reduction and Blue Bin Program Reduce: Staff and Students will be encouraged to bring reusable containers for lunch and available breaks. Reuse: N/A Recycle: Staff and Students will be provided with the blue

 

recycling bins located in different strategic places on campus. The receptacles will also be kept in food preparation areas with the appropriate signage affixed on it. The receptacles will be emptied on a regular basis by Janitorial staff; into large roll away bins for collection by Niagara Recycling on a weekly basis.

HDPE (#2) plastic jugs, crates, totes and drums

NOTL Campus Waste Reduction and Blue Bin Program Reduce: Staff and Students will be encouraged to bring their reusable containers for lunch and available breaks. Reuse: Staff and students will be encouraged to reuse totes and crates wherever possible. Recycle: Staff and Students will be provided with the blue recycling bins located in different strategic places on campus. The receptacles will also be kept in food preparation areas with the appropriate signage affixed on it. The receptacles will be emptied on a regular basis by Janitorial staff; into large roll away bins for collection by Niagara Recycling on a weekly basis.

Polystyrene (#6)

NOTL Campus Waste Reduction and Blue Bin Program Reduce: Niagara College will encourage suppliers to reduce the amount of polystyrene that is used to transport supplies. Reuse: N/A Recycle: Staff and Students will be provided with the blue recycling bins located in different strategic places on campus. The receptacles will also be kept in food preparation areas for polystyrene to be placed when emptied.

Organics

Organics Diversion Program Reduce: Staff and Students will be encouraged to return uneaten food items home after lunch breaks. Reuse: N/A Recycle: Green composting bins with the appropriate signage attached to it have been provided throughout the campus. Staff and students will be encouraged to make use of these bins. The green composting bins will be emptied on a regular basis by the Janitorial staff and collected weekly by the Niagara Recycling.

Box board shoe boxes, cereal boxes, etc.

Paper Fiber Reduction and Recycling Program Reduce: Staff and Students will be encouraged to bring their reusable containers for lunch and available breaks. Reuse: N/A Recycle: Box boards will be flattened and placed with the Card boards and placed in the grey recycling bins that are provided throughout the campus. The grey bins will have the appropriate signage affixed on them

Glossy Magazines, Catalogues and Flyers

Paper Fiber Reduction and Recycling Program Reduce: Staff and Students will be encouraged to take their reading materials home after they have finished reading them. New sources of information, catalogs and college flyers will be made available for staff and students to read online. Reuse: Staff and Students will be encouraged to leave every reading material they are done with in common areas for

 

others to read. Recycle: Staff and Students will be provided with grey recycling bins located throughout the school. The grey recycling bins will have the appropriate signage affixed on them. It will be emptied on a regular basis by the Janitorial staff and collected weekly by the Niagara Recycling.

Wood

N/A

Steel

N/A

Dry Wall

N/A

Skids

N/A

Paper Towels

Hand Dryer/Organics Diversion Program Reduce: Staff and students will be encouraged to use the hand dryers in the washrooms. Reuse: N/A Recycle: Staff and students will be encouraged to use the grey recycling and green organics bin provided in the school campus. The Janitorial staff will ensure that the bins are emptied on a regular basis. Niagara Recycling will pick up the grey bins while the green bins will be picked up the Waste Management Authority.

Printer Cartridges

N/A

IT equipment/audio-visual equipment

N/A

Furniture

N/A

Building/Renovation

N/A

material

Disposable take-out food packaging

Niagara College Disposable Take Out Food Packaging and Recycling Program Reduce: Staff and students will be encouraged to bring their reusable containers for lunch and available breaks. Reuse: N/A Recycle: Staff and students will be provided with blue recycling bins and grey composting bins located on campus; with the appropriate signage affixed on them. Depending on the disposable food packaging container, staff and students will be encouraged to place the containers in the appropriate blue or composting bins. The Janitorial staff will ensure that the bins are emptied on a regular basis. When the 96-gallon roll-away bins become full, they will be emptied by Niagara Recycling.

Cell phones

N/A

Diapers

N/A

Clothing/textiles

Clothing and Textiles Recycling and Reductions Program Reduce: Staff and students will be encouraged to use cloth rags for several tasks before placing in the reuse receptacles. Reuse: Staff and students will be encouraged to reuse cleaning cloths for various tasks before disposing. Recycle: N/A

Other: Aluminum Foil

NOTL Campus Waste Reduction and Blue Bin Recycling Program Reduce: Staff and Students will be encouraged to bring their reusable containers for lunch and available breaks. Reuse: N/A Recycle: Staff and Students will be provided with the blue recycling bins located in different areas on campus. They will be encouraged to place their used aluminum foil in the blue recycling bin. The receptacles will also be kept in food preparation areas with the appropriate signage affixed on it. The receptacles will be emptied on a regular basis by Janitorial staff; into large roll away bins for collection by Niagara Recycling on a weekly basis.

Other: Coffee Cups

Organics Diversion Program Reduce: Staff and students will be encouraged to make use of their reusable containers. Discounts will be given to those who buy hot drinks with their reusable mug. Reuse: N/A Recycle: Staff and Students will be provided with the green recycling bins located in different areas on campus. They will be encouraged to place their coffee cups in the green recycling bin which has the appropriate signage affixed on it. The receptacles will be emptied on a regular basis by Janitorial staff; into 96-gallon roll away bins for collection by Niagara Recycling on a weekly basis.

Other:

Non-Compostable

Cutlery 3Rs Program Reduce: Staff and students will be encouraged to purchase metal cutlery or compostable cutlery. Reuse: N/A Recycle: Staff and students will be educated on proper recycling methods and importance of the use of compostable and metal cutlery.

Disposable Cutlery

Other:

Non-Recyclable

Campus Waste Reduction Program Reduce: Staff and students will be encouraged to take their non-recyclable paper items home. Reuse: Staff and students will be encouraged to reuse non- recyclable paper. Recycle: N/A

Paper

Other:

Non-Recyclable

NOTL Campus Waste Reduction Program Reduce: Staff and students are encouraged to use reusable containers. Reuse: N/A Recycle: N/A

Plastics

Other: Other (#7) Plastic Cases, Displays, Bottles and Containers

NOTL Campus Waste Reduction and Blue Bin Recycling Program Reduce: Staff and Students will be encouraged to use reusable containers. Reuse: N/A Recycle: Staff and Students will be provided with the blue recycling bins located in different areas on campus. They will

 

be encouraged to place their used reusable plastics and container in the blue recycling bin. The receptacles will also be kept in food preparation areas with the appropriate signage affixed on it. The receptacles will be emptied on a regular basis by Janitorial staff; into large roll away bins for collection by Niagara Recycling on a weekly basis.

Other:

Compostable

NOTL Campus Waste Reduction and Blue Bin Recycling Program Reduce: Staff and students will be encouraged to bring their own cutlery from home Reuse: Staff and students will be encouraged to reuse their cutlery when possible Recycle: Green composting bins are provided for staff and students throughout the school, each with signage displaying and listing what items go in each bin. These bins are emptied on a regular basis by FMS and are picked up on a weekly basis.

Cutlery

Other:Polycoat Containers

NOTL Campus Waste Reduction and Blue Bin Program Reduce: Staff and students will be encouraged to use their reusable containers. Reuse: N/A Recycle: Staff and students will be provided with blue recycling bins which will be located in different areas of the NOTL campus. The blue bins will have the appropriate signage affixed on them. The Janitorial staff will empty the bins on regular basis and Niagara Recycling will empty the blue bins weekly as well.

Other: Plastic Film

 

NOTL Campus Waste Reduction and Blue Bin Program Reduce: Staff and students will be encouraged to use their reusable containers with cover lids to minimize the use of plastic films. Reuse: N/A Recycle: Staff and students will be encouraged to place their used plastic films in the blue recycling bins located in different areas of the NOTL campus. The blue bins will have the appropriate signage affixed on them. The Janitorial staff will empty the bins on regular basis and Niagara Recycling will empty the blue bins weekly as well.

Other:

PP

(#5)

Plastic

NOTL Campus Waste Reduction and Blue Bin Recycling Program Reduce: Staff and Students will be encouraged to use reusable containers. Reuse: N/A Recycle: Staff and Students will be provided with the blue recycling bins located in different areas on campus. They will be encouraged to place their used reusable plastics and container in the blue recycling bin. The receptacles will also be kept in food preparation areas with the appropriate signage affixed on it. The receptacles will be emptied on a regular basis by Janitorial staff; into large roll away bins for collection by

Containers,

Bottles

and

Straws

 

Niagara Recycling on a weekly basis.

Other: Nitrile Gloves

 

NOTL Campus Waste Reduction Program Reduce: Staff and students will be encouraged not to use nitrile gloves unnecessarily but only as at when needed. Reuse: N/A Recycle: N/A

Other: Scrap Metals

 

Scrap Metal Reduction and Recycling Program Reduce: The campus will investigate through metal optimization study to insure steel is used with as little scrap generated as possible. Reuse: N/A Recycle: A scrap metal conveyor system will be made available and maintained. The Janitorial staff will empty the conveyor bins as it gets full. Niagara Recycling collects the scrap metals weekly for recycling.

Other: Corks

 

NOTL Campus Waste Reduction and Blue Bin Recycling Program Reduce: Staff and Students will be encouraged to use reusable containers. Reuse: N/A Recycle: Staff and students will be provided with blue recycling bins which will be located in different areas of the NOTL campus. The blue bins will have the appropriate signage affixed on them. The Janitorial staff will empty the bins on regular basis and Niagara Recycling will empty the blue bins weekly as well.

Other:

Polycoat

Food

NOTL Campus Waste Reduction and Blue Bin Program Reduce: Staff and students will be encouraged to use their reusable containers. Reuse: N/A Recycle: Staff and students will be provided with blue recycling bins which will be located in different areas of the NOTL campus. The blue bins will have the appropriate signage affixed on them. The Janitorial staff will empty the bins on regular basis and Niagara Recycling will empty the blue bins weekly as well.

Trays

Other: Miscellaneous

 

Miscellaneous Reduction Program Reduce: Efforts and educative programs will be made to reduce items that cannot be identified. Reuse: N/A Recycle: N/A

IV. RESPONSIBILITY FOR IMPLEMENTING THE WASTE REDUCTION WORK PLAN

Identify who is responsible for implementing the Waste Reduction Work Plan at your entity(ies). If
Identify who is responsible for implementing the Waste Reduction Work Plan at your entity(ies). If

Identify who is responsible for implementing the Waste Reduction Work Plan at your entity(ies). If more than one person is responsible for implementation, identify each person who is responsible and indicate the part of the Waste Reduction Work Plan that each person is responsible for implementing.

Name of Person

Responsibility

Telephone #

Taryn Wilkinson

Facility Management Services

905.735.2211 x7421

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V. TIMETABLE FOR IMPLEMENTING WASTE REDUCTION WORK PLAN

Provide a timetable indicating when each Source Separation and 3Rs program of the Waste Reduction Work Plan will be implemented.

Source Separation and 3Rs Program

Schedule for Completion

Example:

“Deskside receptacles and centralized containers to be purchased in March. New collection contract for recycling to be arranged for April Kick off for program and instructions to staff regarding 3Rs program to occur in April” OR “3Rs Program currently in place.”

Fine Paper 3Rs Program

Battery Recycling Program

3’Rs Program currently in place

Waste from Building Recycling Program

3’Rs Program currently in place

E-waste Recycling Program

3’Rs Program currently in place

Campus Waste Reduction and Blue Bin Program

3’Rs Program currently in place

Confidential Paper Fiber Reduction and Recycling Program

3’Rs Program currently in place

Waste from the Construction Program

3’Rs Program currently in place

Disposable Take Out Food Packaging Recycling Program

3’Rs Program currently in place

Asphalt Recycling Program

3’Rs Program currently in place

Clothing/Textiles Reductions and Recycling Program

3’Rs Program currently in place

Diversion of Organics Program

3’Rs Program currently in place

Items donated to Niagara College Program

3’Rs Program currently in place

Campus Waste Reduction Program

3’Rs Program currently in place

Recycling of Cardboard Program

3’Rs Program currently in place

Wood Recycling Program

3’Rs Program currently in place

Scrap Steel Reduction And Recycling Program

3’Rs Program currently in place

Clothing/Textiles Reductions and Recycling Program

3’Rs Program currently in place

Battery Recycling Program

3’Rs Program currently in place

Paper Roughage Reduction and Recycling Program

3’Rs Program currently in place

Locker Recycling Program

3’Rs Program currently in place

Hand Dryer Program

3’Rs Program currently in place

VI. COMMUNICATION TO STAFF, CUSTOMERS, GUESTS AND VISITORS

Explain how the Waste Reduction Work Plan will be communicated to employees, customers, tenants, guests/visitors and students:

After a formal assessment and critical appraisal of the work reduction work plan, the sustainability department committee of Niagara College will communicate the work plan using the school’s bulletin board, Niagara College Blackboard, discussion groups and engage students in co-curricular activities through the sustainability programs. There will also be promotional campaigns of the waste reduction process, which will be targeted towards precise audience for specific programs such as the environmental Management & Assessment program, Ecosystem Restoration Program and Landscape & Horticulture Program.

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VII. ESTIMATED WASTE PRODUCED BY MATERIAL TYPE AND THE PROJECTED AMOUNT

 

Estimated

   

Estimated

Material Categories (as stated in Part III)

Annual

Name of Proposed 3Rs Program (as stated in Part III)

Annual

Waste

Projections to Reduce, Reuse or Recycle Waste (kgs or tonnes)

Amount to

Produced

be

*(kgs or

 

Diverted

 

tonnes)

 

**(%)

     

Reduce

Reuse

Recycle

 

Example:

1.8 tonnes

Fine Paper

200 kg

100 kg

1.2

83

Fine Paper

3Rs Program

tonnes

Aluminum food and beverage cans

11.90 Kg

NOTL Campus

1.19

0.00

6.545

65

Waste

 

Reduction

&

Blue

Bin

Recycling

Program

Cardboard

235.73

Cardboard

23.57

23.57

106.1

65

Recycling

Program

Fine Paper

442.09

Paper

Fiber

44.20

0.00

243.15