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Sustainability

Recycling a water bottle

The Sustainability Office operates across administrative and academic areas of the College and is responsible for promoting a culture of sustainability among staff, students and faculty. We regularly have new projects on the go and are constantly working to implement, coordinate and advance existing and emerging programs and initiatives.

Our office is a hub that engages the college community through programming, events, and communications. We’re grateful for the campus and community partners we work with to advance our collective sustainability journey.

In teaching, research, campus operations, and our connection to community, we’re proud of our widespread and deep-rooted commitment to sustainability. RRC’s Strategic Plan guides the College’s direction and charts our path at the highest level of the organization.

Our team works across administrative and academic areas to implement, coordinate, support, spearhead and celebrate programs and initiatives.

Staff-specific Programs

Office Recycling

Desk-side mini bin

All offices spaces have a desk-side recycling bin with a mini landfill bin attached. Keeping the garbage bin smaller than the recycling bin helps make recycling your first thought.

These bins are for paper, boxboard (cereal, Kleenex boxes, etc.), books, magazines, and flyers (even the glossy ones)! When this bin gets full, we ask all staff to empty their desk-side recycling bin into centralized office half-moon bins.

Need a desk-side or a half-moon bin? Questions about office recycling?

Contact the Zero Waste Coordinator at 431- 275-4331.

Staff at Regional Campuses can contact the Sustainability Coordinator at 204-632-2144.

Confidential Shredding

A light gray temporary shredding bin with two wheels.
Temporary shredding bin

The College aims to recycle as much paper as we can and keep your documents confidential. All contents from shred consoles are shredded and recycled by Phoenix Recycling. Depending on your location and needs, there are two options for bins:

Temporary Shredding Bin (Rolling Exam Bin)

Temporary bins are perfect for large volumes of materials usually produced during office clean-ups, moves, or exam purges. Depending on your location, these may be available to you. Please note that these bins are subject to availability:

Questions about the shredding program?

Contact the Zero Waste Coordinator at 431-275-4331.

Office Shredding Console

Permanent consoles are bins that remain in one location and are to be shared by multiple offices and/or departments. Schedules for emptying of the bins happen either bi-weekly or monthly. Find the location of a bin near you.

Contact the Sustainability Coordinator at 204-632-2144.

Toner

To have used or unused toner collected from your location, please contact the Zero Waste Coordinator at 431-275-4331.

E-waste

Electronic waste, also known as e-waste, includes all electrical or electronic materials that have reached their end of life. This includes anything from monitors to electric pencil sharpeners (see a full list)! When these items are not discarded properly, they can leak toxic chemicals into the environment. Our e-waste program aims to ensure that these items are disposed of safely and accordingly by the EPRA to make sure these items stay out of the landfill. Here is how to dispose of your items:

IT Equipment: College Owned

If your item has an asset tag and is considered IT equipment such as monitors and laptops, please fill out a Case Log here.

College Assets

If your item is not considered IT equipment but has an asset tag such as fridges and microwaves, please contact Materials Management at 204-632-3798.

Confidential Media

Confidential media stores personal, confidential, proprietary, or sensitive data. This type of media includes USB sticks, external hard drives, DVDs, CDs, diskettes and used printer ribbons. If you have confidential media waste, please contact ITS at 204-632-2041.

General E-waste

For all other e-waste items from your office such as VHS tapes and computer accessories, the Recycling Team can be called to come pick it up. For large office and home purges, we host two e-waste drives during the year. One is in April for Earth Week, and the second in October for Waste Reduction Week. This is the time to clean out your office and bring in all those unfixable items from home, and drop them off at a designated drop-off location! See a complete list of e-waste materials we can take off your hands.

If you are from a regional campus, a list of the closest EPRA drop-off locations are below:

Portage La Prairie
Winkler
  • Gateway Resources
  • Pembina Valley Containers
    160 Grant Ave.
    Morden, Manitoba R6M 1Y4
    204-822-6859
Steinbach
  • Steinbach Eastman Recycling
    60 Industrial Rd.
    Steinbach, Manitoba R5G 1X1
    204-326-9681
  • RM of Desalaberry
    Berard Rd.
    St. Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba R0A 1V0
Selkirk
  • Staples *not a full collection site
    1026 Manitoba Ave.
    Selkirk, Manitoba R1A 4M2