|Cal Poly Pomona diverted 3,490.845 tons from entering the landfills in 2005.|
Cal Poly Pomona's Facilities Planning & Management Department recently earned a top honor for diverting tons of recyclable materials from landfills.
On Jan. 16, the Los Angeles Regional Agency recognized the university as well as a handful of businesses in the cities of Pomona, Duarte, Sierra Madre and Rosemead, with the Excellence in Environmental Stewardship award.
“In 2005, Cal Poly Pomona diverted 3,490.845 tons from entering the landfills,” says Monika Kamboures, coordinator of logistics and recycling.
The university's recycling program consists mostly of programs to divert commingled recycling (paper, cardboard, cans, bottles, etc), construction material, scrap metal and green waste from landfills. The university also offers recycling program for cell phones, toner and inkjet cartridges.
The Los Angeles Regional Agency is a newly created agency, which was approved by the California Integrated Waste Management Board in January 2004.
For more information about the recycling program at Cal Poly Pomona visit: http://www.cpp.edu/~fpm/Management/logistics_recycling/index.htm.