Waste Reduction & Recycling
Agency clients at the Denver Federal Center can count on GSA to seek cost effective and sustainable solutions to the challenges of waste management and recycling. GSA separates solid waste from clients into hazardous waste, recyclable materials, construction waste, and municipal waste. The term "solid waste" means the unwanted or discarded material resulting from federal agency tenants' normal, day-to-day activities within buildings managed by GSA's Rocky Mountain Region. This comprehensive approach to solid waste continues to provide challenges and rewards to GSA's employees and our customers.
Each GSA region administers its own programs involving the proper handling, hauling, and recycling of materials, and submits data to GSA's National Office. In July 2014 the Denver Federal Center hosted its 8th Annual Electronic Recycling Event.
|Objective||Reduce facility waste|
|Reduce secondary waste to landfill|
|Targets||Divert at least 50 percent of non-hazardous solid waste, including food and compostable material and pursue opportunities for net-zero waste or additional diversion opportunities [EO 13693 Sec. 3 (j)(ii)]|
Federal, State, and Local Policy and Regulations
- Executive Order (EO) 13693 - Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade [PDF - 341 KB], March 25, 2015; this revokes EO 13424 and 13514.
- Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding [PDF]
- High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance
- Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
- Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Manual
- Earth911 Home Page
- e-Stewards: Electronic waste recyclers
- EPA Reduce, Reuse, Recycle page
- EPA Municipal Solid Waste Home Page
- EPA Municipal Solid Waste in the United States: Facts and Figures
- The National Recycling Coalition
|File Name||Date Revised|
|Facility Solid Waste Management [PDF - 288 KB]||06/08/2012|
|Recycling & Universal Waste [PDF - 244 KB]||02/05/2015|