Waste is collected inside and outside 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. At the AC, the Colchester Balefill is 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.