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Recycling Program

Milton Academy has a single-stream recycling program that includes mixed paper, bottles, cans and cardboard. Residential houses, hallways, common areas, kitchens, laundry rooms and computer centers are equipped with recycling containers. Many exterior high-traffic areas, including the Cox Library quad, Robert Saltonstall Gymnasium, van and bus pick-up/drop-off areas and athletic fields are equipped with recycling containers, as well.

All members of the community are expected to participate in the School’s recycling program and comply with the following guidelines:

  • Boarding students should sort waste from their rooms into trash and recycling containers in their halls, and recycle in the kitchens, laundry and computer areas.
  • Students, staff and faculty should use recycling containers in high-traffic designated locations across campus.
  • Trash should not be thrown into recycling containers, as it contaminates the material in those containers that then must be disposed of as trash.
  • All recycled items must be empty, and plastic plates should be wiped clean before they are put into a recycling container.
  • Use disposable containers from dining halls only for take-out.

Waste Facts

  • Facilities replaced all paper towel dispensers and soap dispensers with energy efficient dispensers using recycled papers.
  • Milton Academy purchases “green” housekeeping products where possible, including toilet and hand tissue made from recycled materials. Copy paper contains between 10 and 30 percent post-consumer recycled paper.
  • Academy Technology Services has created numerous Web-based processes and applications that have reduced the need for paper, including the placement test for modern language, course registration, reenrollment and attendance.
  • All major printers are set to double-sided printing to reduce the amount of paper used. Using centrally-located printers rather than small printers has saved on ink and created less waste.
  • Academy Technology Services works with agencies to redistribute the School’s used computers, including sending the equipment to developing countries.