New Waste Bin Signage
The Sustainability Office in partnership with the Sustainability Initiatives Fund have brought a fresh new look to waste bins across Fennell Campus. The updated signage helps better educate users on where their waste goes.
The design, planning and implementation of this project are a joint effort of the Sustainability Office, Waste Management and the Sustainability Initiatives Fund Committee.
The Sustainability Office in partnership with Environmentally Committed Organization of Students (ECOS) hosts regular Lug-a-Mug events! They are designed to educate staff and students about the negative environmental impact of disposable cups on campus, and encourage the use of reusable mugs!
Did you know: Many coffee cups contain a material called polyethylene. This material prevents liquid from leaking through the paper cup, but it also causes the cup to become unrecyclable!
Instead save 25¢ every time you use a reusable mug on campus!
In 2013 and in direct alignment with the Environmental Management Plan, Mohawk College issued a policy to help reduce Mohawk’s carbon footprint. The single-use plastic policy (opens PDF, 52kb) aims at lowering waste management costs associated with the disposal of single use plastics.
Refillable water stations have been installed around the college at Fennell, Stoney Creek, and the Institute of Applied Health Sciences at McMaster campus to encourage the use of reusable water bottles.
Did you know: Over 370,000 visits to water refill stations were made in 2013/2014!
Use your refillable water bottle while you’re on campus!
A three way partnership between the Sustainability Office, the Mohawk College IT Department and the Mohawk Students' Association (MSA). Through this partnership, we have developed two different programs. They are as follows:
Students, Staff and Faculty
On-campus Electronic Waste disposal stations provide students, staff and faculty the opportunity to recycle personal electronic waste. Greentec will then pay per pound of e-Waste collected in the bins. The Sustainability Office and the MSA will use this small revenue stream to support student-led sustainability initiative, ECOS (Environmentally Committed Organization of Students).
Greentec will work with the IT Department to recycle all E-Waste generated by the College. The price will be set on a per cleanup basis, based on the monthly scrap prices. Collection price to be determined by Greentec and the IT department.
Year-round Drop off Locations
Fennell Campus, Facilities & Property Management - C066
Stoney Creek Campus - Awareness Theatre
Battery Recycling Program
The Sustainability Office has teamed up with Raw Materials Company Inc. (RMC) (opens new window) to re-launch the on-campus battery recycling program. All staff, students, and faculty are encouraged to bring their used batteries to any of the specified locations, listed below and we will ensure they are recycled properly.
Battery collection is available at the following locations:
C066 - By the bookstore
G109 - MSA Office
H101 - Library
IT Help Desk
Residence Front Desk
A103 - Sustainability Office
A114 - Aboriginal Student Services Office
E305A – E-Wing Labs
F174 – Media Equipment Office
F114C – MCACES
B106 – Automotive Department
Button cell batteries
Corroded or leaking batteries
For more information regarding Raw Materials and the process: