McWane Science Center is proud to announce the Re(Sci)cle Initiative, a recycling program rolling out in November 2023. As a science education center, we believe it is our duty to serve as an example for our community and promote stewardship of our planet. Founded in 2022, the McWane Re(Sci)Cle Initiative committee consists of staff from multiple departments who have worked hard to develop a logistically sustainable recycling program. They beta-tested this system with staff starting in October 2022, and have implemented improvements in anticipation of our public launch. McWane is partnering with local organizations and sponsors who specialize in recycling and share our commitment to environmentally friendly practices. With these partnerships, McWane will be able to ensure the effectiveness of the entire recycling process. With your help, McWane will reduce waste, educate visitors, and inspire a future culture of sustainability!
McWane is partnering with local organizations who specialize in recycling and share our commitment to environmentally friendly practices. With these partnerships, we will be able to track our progress, celebrate accomplishments, and share our experiences with our community. The goal of the Re(Sci)cle Initiative is to reduce waste, educate the public, and inspire a culture of sustainability.
Birmingham R&R is a materials recovery facility that collects, prepares, and ships recyclables to manufacturers that turn our recyclables into new products. We have worked with Leigh Shaffer from Bham R&R since June of 2022, and her team collects our paper, cardboard, and mixed recyclables.
We have partnered with The Osprey Initiative, led by Don Bates, who will clean, sort, and transport our front-of-house recyclables! This makes it easy for our staff since we won’t have to work out the logistics of processing the recyclables ourselves. The Osprey Initiative supports environmental solutions throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico with their Litter Gitters that collect trash from waterways.
Our recycling bins can accept plastic and aluminum.
Our trash bins can accept paper, food, wrappers, candy boxes, etc.