The 3 W’s of Recycling at AAMC

The 3 W’s of Recycling at AAMC

When, where, and what?

WHEN: Starting Wednesday, March 30.

WHERE: Single stream recycling cans will be placed throughout the hospital. You’ll find them in nourishment rooms and common areas such as waiting rooms, cafeterias and cafes. 

WHAT can be recycled?:

  • Non-confidential papers, including phone books, magazines, newspapers
  • Non-broken glass, including beverage containers
  •  Plastics # 1-7; including disposable wash basins and pink plastic cups.  Do not recycle items recognized by the general public as “medical” (i.e. oral syringes, IV bags).
  • Metals, including aluminum cans in the kitchen and beverage containers 
  • Cardboard (we are working with our vendors to reduce the vast amount of cardboard that comes in the door. Please continue to break down the boxes)  
  • Alkaline batteries will still be collected in separate containers so the heavy metals can be reclaimed

Questions about recycling? Ask them here.

    -Charlotte Wallace, RN

9 comments

  1. Posted by Charlotte Wallace, at Reply

    The loading dock construction is behind schedule. Therefore, the recycling program for AAMC will launch in early May. Sorry we are not recycling at full capacity for Earth Week.

    Stop by the Earth Day Fair today (rotary room, 11- 1:30 p.m.) and share what else we can do to “do no harm”.

  2. Posted by Tori Bayless, at Reply

    Reduce, Reuse, Recyle! Huge kudos to Charlotte and the entire EARTH team. Love the LEED wall in the new tower – very educational and already have lots of great feedback from the community. Taking care of our environment is taking care of our health!

  3. Posted by Charlotte Wallace, at Reply

    Thanks Deb for the shout out about Earth Day! AAHS will be hosting our Earth Day Fair on Tuesday, April 19th, from 11- 2 p.m. in the Rotary Room.

    Come have some fun and sign up to win some fabulous prizes!

  4. Posted by Charlotte Wallace, at Reply

    Vince,

    Thank you for your enthusiasm to have recycling in the Wayson Paivilion. The waste segregation program is scheduled to roll out in the Wayson Pavilion in June.

    I appreciate your comment on Styrofoam. Due to budget issues we were unable to convert to a more sustainable product….until now!We will be converting away from Styrofoam in the new fisical year (July).

    Keep asking the questions! We are listening!!!

  5. Posted by Vince Ferrari, at Reply

    I’m very happy to see this happening in the hospital. Unfortunately, however, this program does not seem to extend to the Wayson Pavilion, where I work. Is there any way that this can be rectified?

    Also, since we seem to be leaning toward a more environmentally-friendly workplace, could we think about doing away with styrofoam containers in the cafeteria? These cannot be recycled, do not deteriorate, and add enormously to landfill mass.

  6. Posted by Emily, at Reply

    yeah!! Thanks E.A.R.T.H. committee members for helping make this happen! Way overdue, and like everyone else – very happy recycling is here.

  7. Posted by Megan Tyler, at Reply

    I am so excited we are bringing recycling to the unit level! I bring home my plastic and glass drink bottles home every day which is a hassle, but worth it. Just imagine how many TONS of reusuable material we will be saving on our unit. . . pavilion . . . hospital-wide! We also take the patient labels off of the pharmacy bags and reuse them to put lab tubes in them. They are the perfect size.

  8. Posted by Maria Moody, at Reply

    This is awesome! I’m so happy because I was really getting tired of feeling guilty for throwing this stuff away or taking my soda cans home with me.

  9. Posted by Deb Keane, at Reply

    I think this is just a marvelous way to give back and I am so glad to be working at an orginization that thinks “green”.
    And we are just in time for Earth Day on April 22nd.

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