Waste Diversion at CSU San Marcos!
Welcome to the world of "Waste not, Want not.!"
At Cal State San Marcos, we strive to make waste diversion as easy and convenient as possible for the campus community. By proper waste mangement, we can help to protect and improve our environment. For example, Recycling allows items normally disposed in landfill sites or incineration plants to be remade into many useful products.
CSUSM has met all statutory waste diversion targets as set by state mandate AB75. Since January, 2004, the campus has comfortably exceeded the compliance rate of 50%. We have, also, won seven straight RecycleMania national intercollegiate recycling competitions. It is our ultimate vision and strategic mission to someday achieve zero waste on campus. To reach this goal, we continuously seek to identify opportunities and implement innovative programs that will increase waste diversion, also, keeping the focus on waste reduction. The proper approach to zero waste should be reduce, reuse, and then recycle!