About the Program
ALL IN THE HALL is a program started by Campus Recycling to increase the recycling rate at OSU. A pilot program took place in spring term 2014 in Cordley, Gilbert, Gilfillan Auditorium and Weniger (results are shown below). The program has since been expanded to include the following buildings:
- Learning Innovation Center (LInC)
- Strand Agriculture
- Milam Auditorium
- Linus Pauling Science Center
The goal of ALL IN THE HALL is to increase recycling by providing equal opportunity to recycle or landfill waste. To achieve this, recycling must always be paired with trash, and because placing a recycling bin in every classroom isn't feasible, trash cans are removed from classrooms and replaced with convenient, centralized waste receptacles that are then all in the hall.
This program is coordinated by Campus Recycling in partnership with Facilities Services and GCA Services, with additional support from our Fire Marshall and Capital Planning and Development.
Spring 2014 Pilot Program Results
Campus Recycling audited waste from the hallway units in Cordley, Gilbert, Gilfillan Auditorium and Weniger throughout the course of the spring term in order to assess the effectiveness of the model. An average recycling rate of 29.4% was found across the four buildings, with a slight increase shown once additional signage was added (see graph on right).
Alongside this, the amount of recyclables found in trash decreased substantially from the previous year, from a range of 32-59%, down to an average of 1.5% (see figure on left).
Read the full report for more information and results.
For More Information
Andrea Norris, Marketing & Development Coordinator