Those who have passed through the Flaum Atrium in the School of Medicine and Dentistry recently may have noticed a few new additions to the décor: four large stainless steel recycling containers. Though these containers do look quite sharp, they’re much more than simply aesthetically pleasing. They’re also ergonomically designed and carefully placed to make recycling a breeze. In each container, there are separate compartments for cans and bottles, paper, and trash, so it’s a one-stop-shop for your disposal needs.
These containers didn’t come easily, though. With any recycling or trash receptacle there are concerns with pest infestations, fire code violations, ergonomics and impeding the flow of foot traffic, especially in a hospital setting. But a team of dedicated staff, led by Recycling Coordinator Amy Kadrie, worked for months to make sure that the highest quality containers were put in the most convenient and safest spots possible. So don’t let their efforts go to waste—recycle your cans, bottles and paper, and only throw out what you absolutely have to!
For more recycling tips and information, visit the Recycling website at http://www.rochester.edu/sustainability/recycling/.