Modernizing Waste & Recycling Operations

Date & Time

Aug 3rd at 9:45 AM until 10:45 AM


EBS - Sustainability/Energy 


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Presenters: Leila Dillon, VP Global Marketing & North American Distribution, Bigbelly; Carly Rizor, Superintendent of Grounds, University of Illinois at Chicago; Mark Helms, Assistant Vice President Physical Plant, University of Florida; Gary Falasca, Director, Grounds Maintenance & Athletic Buildings, Lehigh University

Technology and innovation are changing the status quo for a core facility service: waste and recycling management on campus. From overflows and windblown litter plus large bin footprints with a mismatched aesthetic, to a lack of measurable recycling and multi-tasking facilities crews - campuses are solving their most common waste challenges with a smarter solution: modernized waste management. Colleges and universities across the globe are implementing a smarter way to handle waste and recycling that delivers data-backed, measurable results that make the case for scaled implementation. In this session, we will hear from a campus leader who paved for pathway for modernizing waste operations on campus and successfully made the case to implement this smarter solution. They will share their story and lessons learned in increasing productivity, keeping waste in its place, and introducing measurable public recycling, all while capturing data to serve the campus today and plan for the growth of tomorrow.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Attendees will leave this session with a holistic understanding of the most common waste operations challenges that colleges face today and the opportunities available to solve them;
2. Attendees will learn about a proven, smart solution that is successfully modernizing waste management on college campuses today;
3. Attendees will leave with a real-life blueprint for how a higher education institution has implemented a modernized solution for campus waste operations and introduced measurable recycling on campus, all while making the case for a scaled implementation;
4. Attendees will be challenged to think about their campus waste and recycling operations today, and return to campus empowered with solutions that are solving real problems on campus.