Facilities Management

Sustainability

Sustainability

Facilities Management works with other units and groups on campus to promote sustainable choices and awareness. Some of our sustainablity initiatives are outlined on this page, but we recommend you visit Western's Sustainability site for 'Green Tips' and ways to get involved on campus.


Outdoor Recycling Stations

Outdoor Recycle Stations

160 new outdoor recycling bins have been strategically placed around campus to promote recycling outdoors and to equipe Western with the faclities to reach zero-waste status.

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Reduced Road Salt Use

Road Salt

Western uses green- and blue-coloured winter salts containing potassium acetate and corrosion inhibitors. These less harmful formulas comply to Environment Canada's Salt Reduction Plan for large businesses and organizations.

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Battery Recovery

Battery Recovery

Batteries contain heavy metals that can contaminate the environment when improperly disposed of so Facilities Management arranges to have old batteries taken off site and properly recycled.

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Furniture & Equipment Recycling Program (FERP)

FERP

Pushing old furniture and equipment aside can create cluttered and unsafe spaces in campus buildings. FERP was created in 2010 to help remove and redistribute unwanted items around campus.

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