The Grounds Department assists in Syracuse University’s sustainability efforts in a number of ways. Staff members:Big Belly

  • transport over 700 tons of food scraps annually to OCRRA’s Compost Facility.
  • recycle construction debris from renovations and remodeling performed by Physical Plant.
  • displaced during construction project) and three green roofs to allow free flow of water runoff. Green roofs are located at Brockway Garage, Sadler Dining, and the Syracuse Center of Excellence.
  • maintain ‘forever wild’ areas at South Campus to reduce mowing and preserve habitat.
  • recycle all campus yard and tree waste at OCRRA’s Jamesville facility.
  • relocate all vegetation that is displaced during construction projects.
  • maintain campus tree inventory.
  • select and establish beds of native and salt-resistant plants where appropriate.