At Acadia Physical Plant Servies is responsible managing waste on campus. The Arthur Irving Academy for the Environment coordinates campus education and engagment programs and provides assistance to improve institutional performance. Acadia's waste management system is comprised of four primary streams: paper, organics, recyclables/refundables, and garbage. Secondary streams, such as hazardous waste, batteries and e-waste are also collected. For more information refer to the supporting documents and links below.
Advanced Sorting Guide - instructions on how to sort most materials at Acadia
Acadia waste bookmark - quick reference print guide
green events checklist - a guide to hosting greener food service events at Acadia
Regional Waste Management Agency
Valley Waste Resource Management - Visit Valley Waste for more information on waste disposal and recycling in the region.
Waste Container Signs:
Electronic Waste (e-waste)
In 2010 Acadia launched an electronic waste management program. Please refer to the Information sheet for more information and procedures.
Acadia partnered with Call to Recycle in 2013 to provide battery recycling services at Acadia. Most batteries under 5Kgs are accepted in the program. Battery recycling stations can be found in the following departments on campus:
- BAC - Vaughn Memorial Library
- BAC - Technology Services
- CAR - Computer Science
- CAR - Engineering
- HUG - Earth & Environmental Science
- BIO - Biology
- RHO - School of Business
- HOR - Pyschology/Research & Graduate Studies
- DIV - Divinity College
- H24 - Centre for Organizational Research and Development
- KCI - K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre
- FOU - Fountain Commons
At the end of each term books are collected on campus through a partnership with Better World Books. Books are either resold or recycled and a portion of the proceeds are donated to literacy organizations. Collection boxes are located in the SUB in December and April. Visit Better World Books for information about this program or contact Alicia Romkey at Acadia.