Zero Waste Building Program 2020 – Town Hall Presentation

hello everyone and welcome to our exciting achieving zero waste at UC Berkeley presentation we really appreciate you taking time out of your day to be here my name is Izzy Parnell Wolfe and I’m a zero waste specialist with Cal zero waste campus operations my name is Michelle la also zero a specialist with Cal services campus operations so without further ado so here’s a quick agenda and overview of what we’re going to talk about today we’ll begin by talking about zero waste at UC Berkeley I’m sure you all have heard of and are familiar with the fact that we have a zero waste by 2020 goal so we’ll cover that a little bit we’ll then talk about how that ties in to the zero waste building program which is the main reason that we’ve called you all here today and talk about what does that program look like what are the different components of the program and what to expect in terms of changes that you’ll be seeing in your buildings will then briefly cover what will happen in lab spaces and some of your buildings do have lab spaces and then end on a note of what you all as individuals and departments can do so as Izzie said there is a zero waste by 2020 goal a lot of folks think it’s just a UC Berkeley centric goal but but fortunately it is a UC system wise to all of you C’s across California do have this goal of zero waste by 2020 and in our policies defined in two ways one is per capita basically meaning how much trash recycling compost each individual person on campus will generate and that includes researchers students staff faculty visitors there’s a certain way that that number is calculated so that captures as many people as possible the second way we measure zero waste is actually a diversion rate and that actually means the proportion of materials leaving campus that’s either recycled composted or reused and that’s a certain percentage so our goal for zero waste for diversion rate is actually 90 percent and as for the per capita there is a incremental reduction from 2015 16 pounds per person per day that we have to hit in the next couple of years and looking at this this gives you kind of an idea or snapshot of what’s been going on on campus this is essentially the number of pounds a person generates per day and again this includes visitors staff faculty students all inclusive and as you can see it’s going down in a downward trend through the last six years or so since 2014 and 15 and so right now each person all of you all last year generated on average about a pound of recycling composting and trash each day of the year and looking at landfill waste generated so how much trash are we generating and burying as a campus that number has also been going down despite the number of people on campus increasing enormous Li exponentially actually and so if you look over the last 10 years or so we decreased from about 5,000 tons a year to I think last year was 3702 so 3,700 tons a year so we’ve gone down significantly despite population increases on campus so there’s a lot that zero waste covers one of the key things that is really the foundational baseline for zero waste programs is making sure that there is proper infrastructure on campus and when I say infrastructure I mean that there are bins that are clearly labeled that there’s a standardization to those bins that they’re strategically placed in areas on campus so that you all have easy and available access to recycling and composting your materials so with that zero waste a 2020 goal in mind our key push right now for the next semester is to make sure that our campus has that standard and that been infrastructure in place with the idea that we would then build upon that moving forward in terms of more outreach and education so the focus right now with the zero waste building program is to make sure that those systems are in place in all of your buildings and this is a program that has actually been ongoing for the past few years on campus and there’s about 40 or so buildings remaining that have yet to go through the zero waste building program some of those buildings are represented in this room today and so the ideas we’re really going to be focusing on that for the next semester and making sure that we get you all the bins that you need we put them in centralized areas and that everything is clearly labeled and matches the system that we have elsewhere on campus so we have a process and timeline that we’re going to be talking about today and a key piece of this program is that we’re doing it in partnership with several folks alongside the custodial services team so they’re a key piece and a key partner to this program we want to make sure that the bins that we’re putting out are done so in conjunction with that team so that you all get the proper

servicing and frequency levels that we all have determined and then making sure that we’re communicating and being transparent throughout the process one of the ways in which we’re doing that is by hosting this town hall today so making sure that you all are engaged with and know about these changes and that you also have opportunities to ask questions you may have about this process and also provide any input that you might have so as I mentioned there’s several key players the building managers and coordinators as well as the occupants you all play a vital role in this process custodial services Cal 0s and then fire prevention is a piece of the puzzle as well as we need to make sure that all of the bins are put in places that match up with a fire code and making sure that any operational changes to these buildings match with fire prevention standards yeah to go a little more in-depth on the process so you all kind of understand what will be the next steps after today I’m gonna walk all of us through that and again please if any of you have questions please keep them till the end we will have some time for Q&A so first off is the town hall is something like this that’s more public its visible all of you guys are welcome to attend to get more information about how things are going these are open like as he said this will be recorded and it will be posted on our website for you all to access or to share out to anyone who may not have been able to attend today the next step is we’ll be coming through each of the buildings in this case the buildings that hopefully you all are in and walking through basically walking through every single space with the building managers the building coordinators and some department folks if they are available the time we’re in the building from there we’ll create digitized apps of where the bins will physically be located in every single building that way custodial services our team fire and you all will know where the bins are supposed to go so if one day a bin is missing and it’s on that map then we know it walked away as it disappeared so we can go replace it or go find it it’s just so everyone’s on the same page and knows where exactly everything goes the next step will be deployment and that’s our phrasing is essentially getting the bins out there and doing what we call bin swaps so we’ll be removing all of the old 1970s brown trash cans for example or their old metal bins and putting in new bins that are that are matching our campus standards and then from there the week after the bins go out we’ll have a student staff member come by and make sure all the bins arrived in the right places just do a quick check all the signs are there all the bins are in place all the lids and all the liners and then lastly the in-depth education some of you may have attended one before the departmental presentations that we kind of do for specific folks that request it will come after all the rollouts happen for the rest of the campus so to go more in depth like I mentioned what will happen during the walk there is we will have the building manager a coordinator with us as well as a custodial representative the manager the supervisor or the lead with us during that walk and we will all cohesively and together collaboratively identify locations for bins and also what bins go in certain locations and so as you can see we’ll be getting rid of like I said the old trash cans old rubber ones the metal ones and then converting them into what’s standard something that’s more cohesive and it’s consistent with what we have on the rest of the campus and then the deployment or the rollout of the bins will more than likely occur about a week or week and a half to two weeks after the walkthrough those are still current estimates projections but any updates to those dates will be available on our website as mentioned the assessments will occur after to make sure and then in the in depth adjustments or departments or presentations will have to happen after likely July once we get through all the buildings so now that Michelle went over the overview of the program I’m going to go into a little bit more detail about that the physical changes the bins that you will expect to see in your buildings so up here is an image of the different types of bin sets that we have on campus you can see that there is a cohesion to all of the bin sets the color coordination the clear signage and so what you can expect to see the main bins that you will see in your buildings is in the bottom-left corner that’s a slim jim set as well as in the top right corner we call that a max our cabinet set so pending how heavily traffic certain areas of your spaces and your buildings are as well as fire codes in the size of your hallways those are the main sets that you will see a key piece of this building program is moving towards a centralized system so a lot of our buildings that have the older outdated system right now have miscellaneous bins here and there there’s some spaces that have way too many bins some that don’t have enough and so the idea with these centralized sets is that they will be strategically placed in common areas meaning hallways kitchen or break rooms and then they’ll also be compost bins in bathrooms so the idea is that no matter where you are in your building you will always have a

central set relatively near you and these sets will be collected by custodial on a daily basis another bin that you can expect to see herb in combination that you expect to see in your buildings we call this our mini bin said this is what we use in office spaces so it’s a mini blue bin for mix paper recycling combined with an attachable black landfill sidesaddle and the reasoning behind this is that the majority of waste coming out of office spaces is really predominantly paper waste so we want to make sure that we capture that and then if you have any other materials that bottles and cans recycling or compostable materials that’s where you would then take those materials out to your central your nearest centralised set which will either be in your break room or a kitchen or a hallway or the bathroom for compost and these mini bins will be serviced once a week by custodial services and all of that information is on the custodial services guide which will we have linked on our website and is also available on their website so now I’m going to briefly go over the different waste streams and a high-level overview of what materials go into which bins if you have specific questions about specific materials please save that for the end and we’d be happy to answer it so we do have a four stream system here at UC Berkeley we have two different bins for recycling there’s the mix paper recycling which is for your basic paper you know envelopes files that type of basic paper material that most of us have in our offices the other one is for cans and bottles recycling this is for a number one in number two plastics which includes plastic bottles aluminum cans as well as foil and then glass bottles and we can go into more depth than that one if you have more questions which I anticipate the other stream is compost which is something we’re really pushing across campus right now to make sure that we’re effectively capturing all of our compostable materials you can put any type of food waste into the compost bin we also accept paper towels paper napkins as well as compostable food we’re which is being heavily used on campus now as well as in the surrounding community the last stream is landfill which is the stream that we’re actively really trying to reduce and minimize as much as possible this is where there’s a lot of snack packaging right wrappers chip bags candy bar wrappers that type of stuff goes in here the number three through number seven plastics cartons a lot of those other disposable materials single use plastic disposables so this is also the area where we’re gonna ask folks to you know actively think on and reflect about if you find that you’re continuously using the landfill bin that’s an opportunity to stop and reflect on what those materials are and see if there’s a reusable alternative or potentially a recyclable or compostable alternative so since some of you do have lab spaces in your buildings I do want to mention that for this part of the program lab spaces will be excluded and the reason for that is that the service building program as is currently developed is developed with office materials in mind labs definitely have if they’re a different makeup in terms of the type of materials that they produce in terms of the volume so we are in the active process of developing a pilot program that is modeled off of the 0’s building program for labs specifically but at this time that lab spaces will not be included that will come at a later date so what can you do one thing we’re gonna ask is that you all sort your waste properly especially once we give you all the correct bins the the signage they’ll be labels that have pictures of images to make it as easy and accessible as possible we encourage you all to use reusables whenever possible especially if you have kitchens or break rooms to make sure that those are stocked with reusables that you’re bringing you know your own utensils and Tupperware to use with lunch as much as possible to try and really minimize the the waste produce especially those disposable plastics that end up being landfill and in general with the number three piece just trying to reduce your landfill and plastic waste as much as possible so we wanted to end on a note of also mentioning that there are a lot of campus resources in addition to our department and campus operations that are doing some incredible zero waste work right now our campus community is extremely involved both staff faculty and students so in addition to our website which I recommend that you all go we do have a page dedicated specifically to the zero waste building program that outlines the overview of what we just mentioned as well as highlights our projected dates and timeline for the roll outs the office of sustainability is a great resource the student environmental resource center circ also has a lot of information and the zero waste coalition is doing a lot of really exciting and important work right now and will link a lot of these to our website later but we wanted to make sure if you are interested in learning more about zero waste there’s a lot of other folks that we’re partnering with who are doing incredible work right now

here is a slide with our contact information so you’re welcome to jot down our emails if you’d like as well as our our phone number we will be communicating all of this information out through the building managers and coordinators whenever we have an official date set up for the walk through and once we confirm the rollout date we’ll be sending them an email that they will be forwarding to all of you so that you will know when to expect to see us in the building please note you’ll see one of us as well as the team that Michelle mentioned walking around will be wearing something that identifies us as being a part of cal 0s or campus operations feel free to say hi ask us is zero waste question but you will be seeing us walking around in the next few weeks or so one thing to note is I can pull up the website later if anyone’s interested but each of your buildings is assigned to one of us at the moment so on the website you’ll see a building one of our names as well as a projected date that date is fuc xual probably within a week timeframe well week before after depending on when we can get the walkthrough is done but each of us is assigned to each building so you’ll be able to know who to contact for each one so I think now is the time to transition to questions so if you have a question please raise your hand and I’ll remind you that we will be repeating questions so that it all get captures captured in our audio recording so the question was about 4th Street and asking about if they could get a max our cabinet set in their kitchen and that’s something we’ll have to discuss later so you feel free to send me an email one thing I will note is that for this next semester the buildings listed on our website are going to be the ones that will get this full program start to finish so there are some buildings that exist such as 4th Street that have already been through the program so you’re welcome to send us questions or ask us for any changes that might need to occur and then we’ll have to factor that into this timeline to see when we can respond to that and what that looks like so the question was about different types of paper and whether or not they can go into the mix paper recycling pending on how glossy they are the different type of paper it comes from and I’d say for the most part most paper can go in to mix paper recycling you can do we have something called a tare test where you can try and rip it and if it is heavily coated in plastic you will be able to see that plastic film start to separate from the paper sign you don’t we don’t want anything that’s laminated right that’s paper covered in plastic I don’t you have anything else Michelle yeah the terrace is one good way because it really tells you if there’s plastic on it like sometimes a glossy you can still it’s not it’s not really plastic it’s just a layer let’s say wax or something that could look like plastics are trying to tear it if you absolutely can’t tear it then it’s definitely not recyclable because there’s a layer of plastic or maybe even more than one if you can tear it and you’re still doubting you can take a you can take a look at where you tared and see if there’s those little fibers coming out if there are then that’s paper so that’s that’s really the best tip we have is just to try and tear it if you have any doubt and I would say for the most part most of the paper that you all are using in your offices should go into mix paper recycling there’s probably some few exceptions that might be coming up so if you have any specific examples you’re welcome task or contact us later but the average paper that you are using can go into mix paper recycling so the question was about milk cartons and asking if they could be if they can go in the compost because they appear to be wax and paper and they’re not accepted by our composting facility and oftentimes milk cartons and other juice cartons are actually plastic lined it’s not always wax and so we do accept you know a jug like a plastic jug of milk that’s usually number two plastic that could go into our recycling but cartons on this campus you need to go into the landfill and one thing I do want to mention some of you might be a little confused in this moment is that recycling and composting varies from community to community municipality to municipality so there may be some things that you do wherever you live or previous places that we that you’ve worked that do differ from our rules here at UC Berkeley and so that’s just something to note that you do need to sort your materials according to the signage that we have here on campus and there’s reasoning behind that yes so the question was if the paper or stack of paper has staples paper clips on it or even like an envelope that has a plastic kind of opening or window if that’s okay to put into the recycling bin the answer is yes the small bits of plastic are okay as long as you’re not throwing like a whole plastic envelope in there and as for the paper clips and the staples is actually a magnet usually at the paper a second facilities that are able to pull out the magnets obviously paper clips you can always reuse them so you don’t have to get rid of them but staples are

fine so the question was specifically about materials that are food soiled and whether or not that impacts if they should go into the recycling or compost and so one of the questions I was specifically brought up was with pizza boxes pizza boxes should go in the compost that being said we don’t want a lot of pizza boxes being shoved into these bins so if you find you’re in an area where you know there’s a lot of pizza boxes being produced yourself or the event organizers someone else can reach out to us as well as the custodial services team and that’s where we could maybe look and see if there’s an alternative way of collecting those pizza boxes so that we don’t have an operational issue on our n I’d say the general rule is we don’t want anything that’s touched food in the mix paper recycling so you think about it we don’t want cheese’s grease salad dressings on paper that’s going to impact its ability to be recycled so any type of paper that’s coated in food whether it’s a paper plate paper napkin paper towel pizza box that’s gonna go on the compost is the general rule in terms of other materials once it gets to plastics it does get a little bit trickier I do want to remind everyone that the only plastics we accept in our cans and bottles recycling are number one and number two plastics so the market is changing as we’re speaking right now so oftentimes a lot of like pre packaged salads those types of clam shells and whatnot sometimes the number plastic of that has been changing but I’d say for the most part if something is coated in oil and residue that you don’t think you could easily get off I would put it into the landfill and then I would also try and find an alternative to that prepackaged item so so the question was specific for I think GA classroom events over weekends and when work or does it generate essentially what happens to that work order correct yeah so it goes to different folks I mean we all get the the week the weekend event emails obviously and those goes to custodial zero-waste and grounds landscape services each group does their different functions obviously Landscape Services is outdoor events custodial is indoor events zero wasted actually from my knowledge it depends on the quantity of people so if it’s like a thousand-person headcount event than additional service or additional carts will be provided to handle the volume of material that’s coming out from a building that’s gonna hold 5,000 when it normally holds 500 so the servicing level or the number of carts will change depending on the event so which large it’s a large enough event we typically will reach out to determine what’s needed because we want to prevent overflows over a weekend especially if it’s a holiday weekend or if it’s a long weekend if it’s spring break or whatever it might be so it’s a case-by-case 4:0 ways specifically we run the operations for the trucks so that really depends on the volume of material that’s coming out of the building and the event if there’s food involved is the other piece so there’s a lot of moving pieces to that surely depends on the event so the first question was the point nine five point nine five pounds a day per person metric that we showed earlier on the slide here – to reiterate it includes recycling composting in landfill and the question was how much of that is just based on just buildings with pure paper or recycling versus other buildings that might have more food and so it’s answer that question we unfortunately do do not have that granular data available right now this is a campus-wide number it’s an average for for the campus as a whole I think moving on into the future we’re looking into how we can get that granular data because we know these questions do come up and people are interested in what this specific building is generating on average so that’s something we’re working towards in trying to figure out how to capture that data right now but at the moment this is a campus-wide number and the second part of your question was about I think use the word pre cycling another word I’d use for that is reduction right reduction and reuse so what what measures are we taking or outreach and education efforts are we doing around this specifically with paper but also talked about in general so reduction is the top part of the waste hierarchy right reduction reuse recycling and composting so I do want to make it very clear this program is part of our zero waste work but it is not the only piece of the work that we are doing nor is it the only piece of the work that we’ll be doing moving forward it’s really making sure you have to have that infrastructure set up before you can build and expand on these programs so we’re action is something we’ve actually done a lot of work on and will continue to do we’ve worked with purchasing and procurement to look at what are the materials coming into campus and are there ways to set up purchasing differently to maybe prioritize buying in bulk minimize packaging all of that in terms of paper I think we are in general in an age that is moving away from paper I understand that there’s some resistance there is going to be resistance to a lot of these changes and at the end of the day not everyone will be on board right away once we make these changes I commend you for moving

paperless and I guarantee you that for as much you know maybe pushback you’re getting I guarantee that the students and majority of people would actually really understand and be supportive of moving away from paper evaluations and moving towards online evaluations so I think you know I do want to just mention the zero-waste Coalition is doing a lot of work and they’re a great resource if you do want to tap into the student body to see get some of their input if you have an idea zero-waste related idea that you want to have students support of they’d be a great resource I know the office of sustainability someone working for them was looking into trying to do a campaign around moving away from paper and minimizing them out of paper use on this campus so there is a lot of work that’s happening it’s just making sure you’re plugging into the right people but thank you for that question and a reminder that reduction is a key piece of the work that we’re doing so the question was about contamination and improper sorting and kind of the impact that that can have and so we’re aware there is always a little bit of wiggle room to be honest for contamination because we’re not perfect and there’s going to be human error so we really do ask that everyone try their best and take contamination seriously well understanding that there will be times you might miss sort so in terms of on our end you know we ask the custodial team to take the material that they collect say they collect a compost bag to put it into the compost if they notice that it’s heavily contaminated we’ve asked that they let us know so that we can then do some outreach and edge and figure out where is that contamination coming from sometimes it is a specific you know could be a specific lab a specific cafe a restaurant a classroom area and then we try and kind of problem solve and figure out why is that happening one thing that we can ask for you all to do is you know you’re the eyes and ears in your spaces so if you see you know a space that you know continuously bins aren’t being used properly or there’s colleagues that seem to be unclear about how to properly sort ways that’s where you could always ask for us to come and do some outreach and education that may not happen right away given that right now we’re focusing on the infrastructure piece but I do think outreach and education is important and it’s an ongoing piece that this campus will always need and benefit from we do are we do send our materials elsewhere and if those other folks find that the materials too contaminated to accept they will let us know that hasn’t happened with our compost with bottles and cans recycling they will let us know if there’s a space that they couldn’t collect the material because it was too contaminated or it had plastic bags in it which the outdoor carts shouldn’t for bottles and cans so once they let us know then we have a system and chain if we let other people know we try and figure out and problem-solve where that material came from the question was for facilities work orders how far in advance you need to submit a work order for events correct for events and so from my knowledge and you can always go to the website as well facility services but it should be at least 5 days for events so we have adequate time to plan it ok so the question was do we have a list of the facilities that each waste stream goes to and the second part of that question was does UC Berkeley have the same rules as the City of Berkeley so to answer the question yes we do have a list of facilities that these materials go to they are on our website on our FAQ page which will be sent out or you all should have seen the link as well for on the invitation to this town hall but the mix paper stays in Berkeley it goes to a Community Conservation Corps and then cans and bottles is collected by a third party that goes to Union City a facility down there compost goes to Richmond 20 minutes up north I believe over to West Contra sanitary landfill they have a composting operation there the landfill goes to Richmond California as well to the landfill the santa chiara and pull up there some of the compost coming from campus goes to actually the city of berkeley if it’s collected on the weekends just for operational sake the facility enrichment isn’t open on weekends all that is listed on our website so no one used to write or type that down furiously as for the second part of the question we do not have the same operations of the city of Berkeley we do operate our own trucks so our team on top of the two of us also includes a team of truck drivers so we run our own garbage recycling and compost trucks throughout campus with the exception of the cans and bottles cards but we collect everything else in-house and we take those directly to these facilities to drop off and the City of Berkeley runs a separate operation from us the question was about the pictures that we showed in the PowerPoint are the most up-to-date pictures of signage they are and we can work with you a part of this program like I said with the bin infrastructure is also a signage piece any bin that we put anywhere in a building will have a clear label or sign in front of it so that you know which

materials are designated for that bin so there was a follow up regarding the cartons and clarifying that the City of Berkeley accepts milk cartons in the compost and so again as I mentioned earlier every every hauler municipality community does do recycling composting differently in debt has different rules based on their operations the the type of facilities they have access to who their buyers are there’s a lot of different factors that impact which materials are not accepted and I see linking a manager of Cal’s Airways has a hand in the back I’m going to be repeating what you say so lynn king manager cow’s zero waste just mentioned a clarifying point is that wax coated materials are accepted into our compost stream on campus and that some cartons are wax-coated some are plastic coated if you want to try a scratch test on the outside of the car and you can usually tell if it’s wax we’ll say I think majority of cartons do tend to have some type of plastic lining so that’s an item where if you are using a lot of that maybe an opportunity to see if there is an alternative number to plastic jug to switch towards but that’s a personal decision that you and your department can make so the question was about lids on our bins and some concern with potential rodent problems and so all of the bins with the exception of compost bins and bathrooms have all the central ones will have lids so if you see the picture picture now they will have lids so if there’s a compost bin in your lunch room break room or in your central hallway area they will have a lid do you have something to add Michele yeah and what was mentioned the question was an issue for rodents these bins will be picked up daily so the food will the food will be removed from the premises on a daily basis if it’s generated so hopefully that’ll help with the rodent problem so Felix de león’s in the audience is the director of campus operations and he just responded to the question and said that we will be adding two more pest management texts to help with that issue the question was how many in total will there be and the total will now be five texts so the question was will the custodial team be using compostable bags or liners for the compost bins and the answer is yes and so that and that is a campus-wide should be happening and one piece with this bin infrastructure element is we are working closely with custodial to make sure that everything is lined properly and standardized across campus so the question was about having a lot of events where there’s a lot of leftover edible food and asking about edible food waste diversion and just I really appreciate you bringing that up thank you so there we do have the basic needs office on campus and there’s a food pantry so I definitely recommend reaching out to them to see if there’s ways that we can get that food recirculated back onto campus for folks who are members of our campus community who need that food that’s the main resource that comes to mind there are I’m sure outside areas that would do food donations and collections but I’d first start with campus to see if there’s a way to partner there and they may have some additional recommend recommendations if for some reason they can’t take it ya know they’re quick recommendation and I’ve seen this done before is to provide to-go boxes for people at the event if they want to take them home they have a container because usually it’s like the only napkins I can’t really walk out with that so there’s containers there people are more likely to take some food home so you’re not left with too much yeah the basic needs office I believe and because we do have a food pantry on campus located in the MLK Student Union and I believe that’s also open to staff and faculty as well so just know that that’s a resource we all have access to yeah there are off-campus vendors but I would first stay on campus to see if there’s anywhere that you can donate that food to yeah so the question was about in terms of the zero waste program where are we in terms of a campus of how many buildings have yet to go through the program and we have about 40 buildings left remaining so that’s why I was saying the focus this next semester is to really push forward and bring all those 40 buildings through the program so you’re actually part of the first group we’re going to be doing it kind of in groups and clusters based on location colleges all of that so you’ll be part of the first wave and then there’ll be four more waves afterwards to add a clarification that’s 40 state-funded building so it does not include the auxiliaries on campus so none of the housing athletics or is UC buildings this is only state funded buildings that we’re talking about right now roughly I want to say 60 to 65 we’re at about 110 120 state-funded buildings on campus so

we’re about roughly 65% right now completion so the question was about first we started talking about the art department and specific spaces in the art department that produced different types of materials well when we do these walkthroughs we will be looking at all spaces and we will determine I’m guessing something like that would actually we would call it a lab space given that it’s outside of the typical waste stream that we’re working with an office spaces so my guess is that some of those spaces would actually come at a later point once we have a better sense of the volume and type of material coming out of your spaces and then the other question was about the outdoor carts that our trucks pick up those will not be going anywhere those will stay we will be looking at that as part of the program to make sure that you have the right amount but those are necessary and essential to make sure that the materials actually get collected and leave campus so the question is about the differences and some of the bins per train and noting that there’s some nicer looking bins in the law school that they definitely paid for so yeah that that would be a separate conversation if that’s something your department would want to pay for they are quite expensive so right now there is a baseline amount of funding that we do have for this program for state-funded buildings and so that includes a certain amount of mainly the slim jims and the max are units so we’ll go through and we’ll work on that with your buildings that’ll probably come for the first wave if you find that your department or building really wants to purchase a different one of the approved standard bins that we have that would be a conversation that would probably happen at a later date so Lin Qing calories manager just mentioned that the stainless steel bins that our owners are slides right now or more so used for lobbies and public spaces and that’s a further conversation that can’t be had to discuss if those can be put in I just want to do a quick time check we are running really close three minutes to 11:00 if anyone has any last questions all the questions that you all asked will be on our website eventually when we type them all up we’ll post them so everyone has access if they forget the answers are one all that will be online so the question was for custodial services and how this program impacts their workload and affects the custodians so this program is is built so that they the custodians themselves are spending less time collecting trash cans with the move towards like as you mentioned earlier centralized locations rather than 10:10 sets or 10 bins every 10 feet they’re just collecting one or two on that floor for example so it’s reduction in time used to collect and it’s also in line with the custodial services guide which is hallways and bathrooms kitchens common areas daily and then the offices and labs are only once a week so they’re not having to go in twice a week three times or even daily to collect the office bins they can spend that time elsewhere if they just go in one so we collect what they’re supposed to and then they can spend other times doing other things yeah so it actually hopefully the longer term this program should help them reduce some workload in terms of the trash collection side the question was specifically for in this case fourth Street if they were looking at the cabinet max are sets if there would be an additional cost to the department I would have to say that needs to be a further conversation to be had in terms of what the cost would be and how much it would be because it also depends on how many in placement as well and the department so that’s a further conversation that I think needs to be had later on so for camp the question was would there be a cost if this department your department were on campus through this program so the answer to that question through this program each building each state-funded building is allocated one to two sets only at the moment the rest of the bins will be the slim-jim bins just because those cabinets are made for public areas high-traffic because they don’t move it’s one big unit so each building state-funded building is allocated one to two sets at the moment on campus off campus azar a little different case that we treat depending on which building which department linking calories manager just had a few mentions in the audience one is that any bins any office spends place in the hallways now will not be serviced our custodians are advised not to service those in the hallways please advise your occupants to not do that it does cause a fire hazard it’s a safety hazard it also creates a big mess because you’re then littering the hallway with camps so please do not do that if you do that there’s a high chance that that bin will be removed or confiscated if it’s in the hallway the second note was if you do have a personnel bin in your office or your space please do take that home the custodians will not be servicing that once there once your building goes through this program the custodian of that space will only be servicing pins that are put out by our team or campus operations with our labels and with our colors so any bins

please bring home or if you would like to keep it in your office this will also be put in an email but please put a note so we do not remove it from your office when we come through and switch the bins until you will be responsible for servicing that container yourself into a pan that is serviced by our custodial team ok thank you everyone for being here and you have our contact information if you have follow-up questions thank you