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  1. Brent Lewis approves 17 more dual bin locations

    Associated Project(s): 

    On July 18th, Brent Lewis approved 16 more sites for installation, and the site on Champaign property was approved on July 6. On September 6th, these 17 sites plus the 7 additional sites sent to earlier this summer on June 7th (the eighth site at Siebel Center for Computer Science was installed on August 1st, so it was omitted from this spreadsheet), were sent to the iron workers for a total of 24 sites.


    55 dual bins remain in storage and need site proposals from the zero waste team and approval from Brent Lewis.

  2. 1 outdoor dual bin installed at Siebel Center for Computer Science

    Associated Project(s): 

    79 outdoor dual bins remain in storage.


    From: Hawkins, Todd B <>
    Sent: Tuesday, August 1, 2023 8:03 AM
    To: Hulse, Daphne Lauren <>
    Cc: Mininger, Timothy R <>
    Subject: FW: Siebel recycle bins


    Good morning. The recycle bins for site A8 SW. corner of Siebel were installed yesterday afternoon.

    Thank you.





    Todd Hawkins


    University of Illinois

    F&S Ironworkers

    Office   217-244-5451

    Mobile 217-493-9814

    1501 S. Oak St

    Champaign Il, 61820



    Attached Files: 
  3. City of Champaign approves new bin location at Psychology Building

    Associated Project(s): 

    From: Marchello Graddy <>
    Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2023 12:49 PM
    To: DeLorenzo, Stacey <>; Harman Jordan <>
    Cc: White, Morgan <>
    Subject: RE: [Needs approval] outdoor dual bin installation at Psychology Building



    I’ve looked into this and there is no issue with you replacing the existing concrete can.  Please just minimize its encroachment into the walking path.





    From: Hulse, Daphne Lauren
    Sent: Friday, June 23, 2023 10:31 AM
    To: White, Morgan <>
    Subject: [Needs approval] outdoor dual bin installation at Psychology Building


    Hi Morgan,


    You and Brent approved a dual bin installation site at 6th St and Daniel, near the Psychology Building. The new dual bin would face west and be located up against the building on existing concrete. Could we receive confirmation from the City of Champaign that this location is okay?


    Thank you,

  4. June 5 update meeting

    Associated Project(s): 

    Morgan White, Daphne Hulse, & Sinead Soltis met to review the completed outdoor bin survey, which maps out the bins currently installed on campus and can be found in an ArcGIS online format. Over the next two weeks, the sites with a proposed bin installation will be finalized to resume installation. A follow-up meeting will be held Wednesday, June 7th, to better understand what is needed to get work order started. As a note, about 40 bins have been installed out of the 74 ordered.

    Update from Daphne Hulse 6/9/23: 43 dual bins were counted as installed on campus currently. A visit to storage showed that there are currently 80 dual bins still palletized (128 individual bins (64 pairs) located in PPSB shed and 32 individual bins (16 pairs) located outside near shed) and waiting for installation. According to the attached outdoor bin memo, 130 bins were originally purchased. We have 123 bins total accounted for (installed and palletized). 7 bins are unaccounted for. They may have been damaged/replaced.

    Attached Files: 
  5. Archived Info - Previous Project Description

    Associated Project(s): 

    This project will improve the waste process around the outdoor campus areas and increase recycling participation. It will do this by increasing recycling bin visibility with improved bins and signage, co-locating waste and recycling bins, and improving the overall layout of waste and recycling bins on campus. There are currently 372 concrete trash bins on campus and an additional 60 made of other materials. Facilities & Services initially proposed to remove all 432 of the bins and to replace them with a total of 133 dual bins. Marya Ryan, an Academic Hourly at F&S working on Zero Waste projects, mapped the existing bins for the full University District and turned her maps over to the Purchasing, Waste, and Recycling (PWR) SWATeam for their recommendations on locations for dual bins. PWR SWATeam student member Fangxing Liu wrote an initial draft recommendation for the consolidation of dual bins outside. Additionally, one sample dual bin was installed by F&S Grounds at Altgeld Hall near Wright Street to test durability. In the fall of 2018, CEE students assessed additional bin locations throughout all areas of campus.

    During fall 2018, CEE students Junren Wang and Wen-Chi Chen worked on a project to clarify locations and review estimated costs. They mapped the future dual bin locations for the campus, with a total of 161 bins to install. The cost of the first pilot dual bin was about $4,000, so the initial estimate for all of them is about $625,000. The students recommended installing ten dual bins in various locations spread around campus. The student report was submitted with the Fall 2018 Semesterly Report to SSC.

    Morgan White and Brent Lewis met with F&S Grounds leadership, Superintendent Ryan Welch and Foreperson Isaac Williams, to initiate the installation. On June 18, 2019, Grounds ordered 30 bins for 15 dual bin locations, using the SSC funding. The material and shipping cost for the bins is $18,523.56. Installation materials and labor will be additional costs. Grounds will confirm the ten locations identified by the CEE students and select an additional five locations. Also, MCORE is installing dual bins at the new bus stops on Green Street with University funding. Additional bins are being installed outdoors during summer 2021 with the first being at the Northwest corner of E-14 and the North side of the Main Quad. Waste Management Intern Sydney Trimble will assist in the systemic updating and organization of the campus-wide rollout to take place this 2021 summer into the fall semester.

  6. Request for a Project Update

    Associated Project(s): 

    From: Maloto, Avery (FandS)
    Sent: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 3:10 PM
    To: Trimble, Sydney (FandS)
    Cc: White, Morgan; Varney, Peter W
    Subject: [ACTION REQUESTED] Requesting Project Update: Outdoor Recycling Bin Update

    Hi, Sydney!

    I hope you are doing well. I’m reaching out regarding your project called 'Outdoor Recycling Bin Update.'

    Each year, we ask several project contacts to review their information on the iCAP Portal to ensure that we are providing accurate and up to date information for the public. Our goal is to keep the iCAP Portal updated in real-time, and we need your help.

    To make this process as easy as possible for you, I've created an 'iCAP Portal Content' document with your project information. All you need is to review and revise the existing information! Please open the links below and update as much information as possible, so I can put it on the iCAP Portal. You can also provide related images, files, websites, or videos to share. If you would like to get direct access to edit your project page on the iCAP Portal, please let us know.

    • Link to Outdoor Recycling Bin Update's iCAP Portal project

    • Link to the iCAP Portal Content Guideline for Outdoor Recycling Bin

    The iCAP Portal is maintained by sustainability advocates at iSEE and F&S and volunteers. We are also able to assist you with embedding iCAP Portal information on other websites you maintain. Last year we had over 17,000 visitors to the iCAP Portal, and many are university students who use this online data repository for classes and research projects. If you have any questions about the iCAP Portal, please email

    Please email me your revisions and any related files, per the links above, by July 9.

    Thank you in advance for your help!


  7. Iron Workers are rolling out the new bins

    Associated Project(s): 

    Todd from the ironworkers shop has begun rolling out the bins as planned / verified. We still need to go through the rest of campus to get him more locations to complete. As Shantanu Pai is still in Chicago, Sydney who is the newest zero waste intern at F&S can facilitate the documentation and communication with the trades. 

  8. Funding Approval for Outdoor Recycling Bins

    Evan DeLucia and Mohamed Attalla approved $310,000 of funding from the Carbon Credit Sales Fund for replacing outdoor trash receptacles with trash and recycling dual bins.


    An email of the approval is attached below.

    A project memo is attached below.