Organizations wishing to partner with Max·R go beyond just "business as usual." Through collaboration, data sharing and closer professional ties, these institutions are finding a partner both in their operational and academic goals.
Loyola Marymount University was founded in 1911, was included in the Princeton Review's “Best 371 Colleges" list in 2010 and has an outstanding sustainability resume with three LEED Certified buildings and green building standards incorporated into its proposed master plan. Other notable green aspects of the campus include an urban farm – the LION's Garden, a longstanding recycling program as well as having performed in the top 5% of key categories in annual recycling competition, RecycleMania.
In mid-2010, the Recycling and Sustainability professionals at Loyola Marymount University were looking to overhaul their recycling program starting with their collection bins. A variety of options were carefully considered and LMU ultimately partnered with Max•R to outfit their entire campus with tailored recycling stations as well as other site furnishings including picnic tables, message centers and e-Cyclers.
“What set Max•R apart, and why we decided to really form a partnership with them, is that their customization capabilities put us in the driver's seat – we were able to make their products our own." Said Bill Stonecypher, Solid Waste & University Recycling Program Manager, “Add in the fact that they're built out of recycled beverage containers, going with Max•R just made the most sense they fit well with our university's philosophy."
Now recycling 56% of its solid waste stream and 100% of its green waste, LMU approaches recycling both from a bottom-line standpoint as well as matter of maintaining a sound urban ecosystem. Engaging heavily in the secondary processing of recovered materials, the cost savings is estimated at over half a million dollars.
The benefits of LMU's recycling program extend well beyond fiscal dollars and sense. For over two decades, LMU has been a model for college & university recycling efforts, openly sharing their resources and best practices benefiting numerous institutions. Additionally, close staff and student relations has yielded tremendous overall results in terms of resource recovery and the development of their program.
Forging strong working relationships with customers generates better end results for the institution and the people they serve. “At Max•R, we pride ourselves on working closely with our clients to learn more about their needs, understand their long-term vision and work with them to accomplish their long-term waste & recycling goals." Said Mark Hammer, Executive Vice President of Max•R.
"What set Max•R apart, and why we decided to really form a partnership with them, is that their customization capabilities put us in the driver's seat – we were able to make their products our own. Add in the fact that they’re built out of pure recycled milk jugs using renewable energy, going with Max•R just made the most sense they fit well with our university's philosophy."
Solid Waste & Recycling Program Manager
Plant Operations/Facilities Management
Loyola Marymount University
"Recycling is a way of life here at LMU. It's an important component in our overall sustainability objectives. We're proud to join in Max•R's efforts to reclaim 100 million milk jugs through their products. As far as the end product goes, we couldn't be happier – the bins look terrific across campus and they make a difference – aesthetically and operationally."
Loyola Marymount University