At Trent, we like to do something that we call "Deep Diversion". This activity comes in after you have reduced, reused, recycled and composted all that you can but still have items left. There are a number of programs on campus that support you in taking your waste diversion to the next level - the Trent level.
OPIRG's Free Market - Trent partnered with OPIRG more than 10 years ago to have their Free Market donation bins on campus. The Trent community can place unwanted, reusable items such as clothing, shoes and small household goods in these bins for reuse. OPIRG will redistribute your unwanted items through the Free Market at Sadlier House for - you guessed it - FREE!
Deep Diversion Stations - in 2017 the SO worked with students to install two new stations on campus that support Deep Diversion. These stations are located in the Student Centre, just outside of the TCSA Office and in Otonabee College outside of the Wenjack Theatre.
These stations accept:
- single use coffee pods
- pens and markers
- wrappers - such as those from chocolate bars or candy and chip bags
- small electronics
- printer cartridges
- plastic film - such as shopping bags
Blueboxing@trent - In most buildings throughout campus you will also find specially labeled bins for printer cartridges and batteries. This program is supported by our partnership program with Community Living Trent Highlands called "Blueboxing@trent". Blueboxing volunteers collect these materials from across campus and ship them for reuse/recycling. Some of the waste earns a small incentive that is returned to the Blueboxing volunteers to support their efforts.