UNCW saves $25k in costs by taking out their own trash - WSFX - FOX Wilmington, NC

Taking out the trash: UNCW saves $25k in costs

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – While deep budget cuts mean a world of change for many schools in the state, UNCW is finding small ways to make a big impact.

After the school had to cut positions the house keeping staff lost ten workers.  The university has now decided to have some folks take out their own trash.

In many offices there is a personal-sized trash can for recycling without a garbage bag lining in it and a miniature trash bag and can attached.

Personnel in those offices are asked to carry their trash down the hall to a larger bin.

Physical Plant Director Tom Freshwaters said this process has saved UNCW around $25,000 in material costs.

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