Don’t be Trashy!
At Furman, we strive to recycle as much as we can and have aspirations to be zero waste! Recycling not only reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and helps conserve natural resources, but it also helps reduce pollution and saves energy and water. In addition to the standard recyclables like paper, plastic, and aluminum, we also recycle small electronics, light bulbs, batteries, and computers.
The campus composting program at the Furman Farm handles all of the pre- and post-consumer waste from the dining hall and also processes much of the university’s landscaping waste. The program uses large-scale pile composting, in-vessel anaerobic composting, and small scale demonstration composting.
52tons of food waste composted at the Furman Farm
37%portion of waste stream that could be recycled
226tons of material recycled annually