CU trashes trash pickup to save money
BOULDER, Colo. – Times are tough and that means employees at the University of Colorado in Boulder will have to take out their own trash.
The school’s facilities management employees have stopped the weekly office trash-pickups. The outsides of windows won’t be cleaned, either.
Trash will still be picked up in classrooms.
The cutbacks will save $122,000 a year. The Boulder campus is slashing its budget by nearly $13 million because of cuts in state funding.
CU employees are putting a positive spin on the lack of trash service. They say it will likely lead to more recycling as the school tries to become a zero-waste campus. And employees are considering a centralized compost collection.
Information from: Daily Camera, http://www.dailycamera.com/