Waste Management and Recycling

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University Policy Number 1107

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I. SCOPE

The policies and procedures provided herein apply to all George Mason University faculty, staff, students, visitors and contracted services, at all George Mason University locations, owned or leased, including Arlington Campus, and GMU at Prince William.

The management of solid waste and the protection of the environment has become a critical issue.  Federal and State governments are joining private citizens, local governments and businesses in developing strategies to effectively implement a recycling program to control and reduce the volume of waste.  A policy for recycling is appropriate and required by the Commonwealth of Virginia under the 1990 legislation for all state agencies to develop and implement agency recycling collection programs.

II. POLICY STATEMENT

George Mason University implemented a waste management and recycling collection program in May, 1989.  The 1990 legislation enacted by the Commonwealth of Virginia requiring all state agencies to initiate a waste management and recycling collection program emphasizing the importance for George Mason University to broaden its initiative and exceed the mandated minimum recycling rates of state law.  In addition to the existing recycling program, the University will initiate programs in public education and public policy related to solid waste management and recycling.

III. RESPONSIBILITIES

The Vice President for Facilities and the Director of The Physical Plant will have the responsibilities for the Solid Waste Management and Recycling Collection Program.  The University’s designated contact person for interface with Virginia Department of Waste Management will be the Recycling Coordinator for the University.

IV. AMENDMENTS AND ADDITIONS

All amendments and additions to Administrative Policy Number 1107 are to be reviewed and approved by the Office of the Executive Vice President for Administration and the Office of the Executive Vice President for Finance and Planning.

V. EFFECTIVE DATE AND APPROVAL

The policies herein are effective July 7, 1993, and were revised March 10, 2004.  This Administrative Policy shall be reviewed and revised, if necessary, annually and to become effective at the beginning of the University’s fiscal year, unless otherwise noted.

Approved:

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Maurice W. Scherrens
Senior Vice President

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Peter N. Stearns
Provost

Date approved: March 19, 2004