Today I mapped the recycling bins in the buildings I chose. It took me a while to get motivated, but once I did I realized how simple it was going to be.
I started in Student Health Services and discovered how few there were. The front desk had a recycling bin for paper and also two in the back by their break room. There weren’t any in the student waiting area, which I found surprising. I thought there would be more in general, but I guess most of the waste they produce is medical. I then moved on to the Sotille House, and they only had two recycling bins- one in the kitchen and one on the 2nd floor (it is a 4 story building). Next was Randolph Hall; when you walk in on the first floor, there was a set of the 3 compartment bins. The second floor had none. The third floor had a few, including another set of the 3 compartment bins by the elevator. There were a lot by the copy machine, and also an ink cartridge recycling bin. The building at 7 College Way had 4 bins and 19 St. Philip Street had 3 bins, all located on the 1st floor for a 3 story building.
Mapping the recycling bins made me realize how few each building had. I expected more in the offices because a lot of the waste is paper, which can be recycled. The bins were all relatively empty, maybe because recycling had been picked up, or maybe they aren’t being used due to inconvenient locations. It would be ideal if there were more recycling bins than trash cans.