California Colleges Develop Waste Reduction Programs

Sacramento, Calif. - Waste re-duction programs are making the grade at California colleges and universities.

With grants from the California In-tegrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB), three Cal-ifornia State U-niversities, Hum-boldt, San Marcos and San Francisco, have set up waste reduction programs to be used as models for the state's 136 public colleges and universities. According to the CIWMB, state colleges and universities generate the most waste among California public agencies.

The programs emphasize purchasing products made from recycled materials, communicating through electronic mail instead of paper and training students and community members on composting. Each university received $25,000.

"College campuses are valuable to MSW reduction efforts because of their ability to educate students about the need for responsible waste management," said Board Chairman Jesse R. Huff. The Humboldt and San Marcos campuses both saw an increase in recycling of more than 20 pounds per person in the 1993-94 school year, he said.

Homboldt's Program Director Mark Kennedy was pleased with the results. "We've successfully diverted over 45 percent of our waste from the landfill," he said.

The results of the programs were developed into a how-to guide and training video which is available for use on California's college campuses.

Approval Toter Inc., States-ville, N.C., has received NTEP Class III type approval for its in-motion, semi-automated cart weighing system.

Contracts GBB in Falls Church, Va., has been contracted by the County of San Bernardino, Calif., to provide consulting services for the county's solid waste management system.

Resource Recovery Systems Inc., Essex, Conn., has been a-warded a contract with the U-nified Government of Athens-Clarke County, Ga., to build and operate a recycling facility.

NKK Corp., Japan, has been awarded a contract by Volund Ecology System A/S, Copen-hagen, Denmark, to provide solid waste incinerator technology.

Fiscal McClain Industries Inc., Utica, Mich., has an-nounced fiscal 1994 sales of $79,116,990 compared to $61,794,822 in fiscal 1993. Net income was $3,250,996, compared to $2,110,838 during 1993.

Joint Ventures Resource Recycling Technologies Inc., Vestal, N.Y., and American Power Corp., Bala Cynwyd, Pa., have entered a joint venture to design, build and operate a $16 million mixed office waste paper processing facility in Philadelphia.

New Address MEC Environ-mental Consulting, Royal Oak, Mich., has moved to 4621 Sedgemoor Avenue, Royal Oak, Mich. 48073-1708. (810) 549-4700.

Richard P. Arber Associates, Denver, has relocated. The new address is 1128 Grant Street, Denver, Colo. 80203-2302. (303) 831-4700.