Sustainability

About Ecovive Recycle

Seattle Pacific first instituted a formal recycling program in 1991.  Within two years, 15% of campus waste was being diverted from the landfill.

 

Since then, Ecovive has grown into a comprehensive recycling network responsible for recycling the following items:

Paper
Plastics
Glass
Aluminum cans
Packing peanuts
Books & magazines
Cardboard
Computers & monitors (CIS)
Printer cartridges
Grass clippings
Flower bed material
Leaves & tree branches
Surplus furnishings
Motor oil & filters
Anti-freeze
Batteries
Scrap metal
Appliances
Fluorescent light bulbs
Used freon

 

Every office space and dorm room on campus is provided with a recycling receptacle, which can be emptied into central collection bins located within each office building or residence hall floor.  Student workers empty these centralized bins into vendor-serviced dumpsters. 

 

In addition to this year-round program, expanded recycling services are offered at the beginning and end of each academic year to assist in handling the added volume of materials associated with student move-in and move-out.

 

Now in its 22nd year of operation, Ecovive owes its success to the coordination of campus community members, student employees, Building Maintenance staff, and multiple haulers.