News & Events

New! Cigarette Butt Recycling

Due to the recent increase in cigarette butts, McMaster Facility Services has launched a new initiative by placing Recyclable Cigarette Ash Trays . These Recyclable Cigarette Ash Trays are located at the entrance of Gilmore Hall and University Hall.

New! Electric Vehicles

McMaster University campus is now home to over 13 electric vehicles (EV's) as well as 5 charging stations. The 5 electric vehicle (EV'S) charging stations at McMaster are located in Wilson Hall Building and Lot B. Few other Electric Vehicle Charging Stations are also located in off-campus buildings.

To learn more about Electric Vehicles on Campus, including an interseting survey that was created by the Energy Management and Sustainability Office with the help of Parking and Security click here.

New! E-Waste Collection

This year's E-Waste Recycling Day held on June 22, 2017 was a great success. We collected 2,245 lbs of equipments thanks to McMaster's staff, Faculty and students! Come out again in October when the Energy Management and Sustainability Office organizes another E-Waste Collection event and help make it a success!

To see what electronics we accept on E-Waste Collection Events, click here.

Bike to Work Day 2017

Bike to work or school on Monday, May 29th! Facility Services will be handing out granola bars to hungry riders that ride through campus! This event coincides with the City of Hamilton's Bike to Work date. Join the event at City Hall from 7am until 8am! Register on the Bike Month website before May 1st to be eligible to win a prize! Click here for the Bike Month website.

Hamilton Bike Share at McMaster

The McMaster University Student Centre is reported to be the busiest SoBi bike hub in the city! Social Bicycles are a wonderful and sustainable alternative to transportation, and also a healthy and easy way to get around the city. McMaster currently hosts six bicycle hubs on campus, and a McMaster discount is provided to staff, faculty and students! Don't have a membership yet? Click here to learn more and sign up!

LED Lighting

Building on the success of McMaster’s Facility Services LED lighting retrofit in campus stairwells and corridors, more lighting retrofits were implemented in the Student Residence Buildings. Last year, nine residence buildings were updated with LED lighting, which contributes to an estimated savings of 985,000 kWh!

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