Greening WCL

ELS works with WCL to try and implement policies to make the law school more sustainable. Below is information about how WCL is becoming greener.

Recycling at WCL

While not very visible the Washington College of Law does recycle. The Environmental Law Society has visited CWI, the waste management company that serves the law school, and witnessed first hand their recycling process. CWI actually collects all trash from the law school with recyclable and non-recyclables mixed. CWI then employs workers to seperate the two. This job is a difficult one and not all bags are actually inspected. In order to ensure that recyclable materials such as paper, cardboard, glass, and aluminum are recycled, please take note of the following information:

  • Only trash collected in CLEAR plastic bags is inspected for recyclable materials

  • Bathroom trash bags are NOT inspected for recyclable materials

  • Trash bags that have been contaminated with coffee grounds or liquids are NOT inspected for recyclable materials.

You can help increase recycling at WCL by doing three simple things:

  1. Pour out liquids before throwing away drinks.
  2. Throw away recyclable materials ONLY in clear bags.
  3. Throw away food and other messy things ONLY in cafeteria or bathroom trash cans, so they don't contaminate the recyclables.


Thanks for your help WCL!