In August, our campus, which is comprised of the Georgia World Congress Center, the Georgia Dome and Centennial Olympic Park, diverted 18.5% of our total waste produced. Broken down by venue, our facilities diverted:
GWCC – 17.3%
Dome – 24.2%
Park – 14.3%
Waste is primarily diverted on campus through single-stream recycling (glass, paper, aluminum, plastic), composting, food donations and recycling pallets, baled cardboard and grease.
We also sell reusable items on GovDeals through our Purchasing department and recycle metal, wire and any other applicable materials.
In FY 12, our campus diverted 1,349 tons of material from landfills, 32.4% of our waste stream. Learn more about our efforts here.