Waste is collected inside and outside daily from Dalhousie buildings' four bin systems. In Halifax, waste is brought to the warehouse for compaction versus using dumpsters. A local hauler collects the compacted waste and brings the material to the landfill in HRM at Otter Lake Landfill (municipal landfill), 30 km away and the Colchester Balefill approximately 20 km away.
Waste Materials Include:
- Coffee Cups
- Aerosol Cans
- Floor Sweepings
- Broken Glass
- Disposable Gloves
- Potato Chip Bags and Candy Wrappers
- Package broken glass and similarly sharp refuse in a sturdy, puncture-resistant container.
- Seal the container and label it "Non-contaminated Sharp Material". Place for disposal along with normal building garbage.
Un-acceptable materials include:
- Construction and Demolition waste