UO Zero Waste Program
Bicycle Route Manual
Purpose and Goals
The UO Zero Waste Program Bicycle route was established to service isolated recycling sites in a manner representing an efficient and eco-friendly use of financial, capital, human and natural resources. The successful implementation of the route has saved the Program and the University labor costs, motor vehicle maintenance, and fossil fuel consumption.
These savings have been achieved through a combination of careful planning and the dedication of the student recyclers assigned to the route. We are committed to the continued success and future expansion of the bicycle route. We ask that all student recyclers assigned bicycle routes contribute to this success through: 1.) A commitment to the goals of this project; 2.) An acceptance of the responsibilities inherent in it; and 3.) A willingness to evaluate the route for potential improvements and to communicate those ideas to the Student Recycling Coordinator. And, of course, a willingness to work hard and in a highly professional manner is crucial.
The following material is written for our student recyclers assigned to the bicycle route, and is intended convey the Program's expectations of them
Training for and assignment to the bicycle route is reserved for only our top employees -- those student recyclers who have shown initiative, an excellent work ethic, trustworthiness, resourcefulness, and a demonstrated ability to follow through on tasks and expectations in an unsupervised setting. As such, we expect that you are already fully aware of the importance of a continued demonstration of these traits.
We specifically ask that you observe the following as part of your bicycle route assignment:
The very nature of performing a bicycle route entails certain extenuating safety concerns and needs. Bicycle riding is in and of itself an activity requiring caution and awareness. Additionally, your bike route will take you into areas throughout campus and the surrounding thoroughfares in which you'll be sharing traffic routes with cars, buses, trucks, pedestrians, and children -- drawn from both the campus community and the general public. Be alert, aware, courteous, patient, respectful -- and awake. Work/ride in a professional manner and represent the Program well.
The following represent the most salient safety concerns and policies. At all times, however, you will also be expected to exercise good independent judgment and to communicate any safety concerns or questions you may have to your Coordinator:
Bicycle and Trailer Use
Riding a publicly owned bicycle "for hire" should be approached the same as driving a publicly owned motor vehicle for hire. Exercise respect for the equipment and observe all safety policies. Do not ride the bikes in a way which places undue stress or wear-and-tear on them or their components parts -- even if this requires you to amend your own ingrained, personal riding habits. In particular:
Equipment Pre-Operation Inspection and Maintenance
Each member of the bike route crew is expected to inspect the equipment prior to each route, report problems immediately and prior to using it, and do his or her part to help maintain it in good working order. Included in the route equipment is the bicycle, trailer, and all containers and hold-down straps required for efficient and safe operation.
Prior to each use, perform a pre-operation check and complete the Pre-Operation Inspection Checklist, which details each item to be inspected and/or tested (see sample attached). Separate sections are included on the checklist for the:
• Recycling collection and transport equipment
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP. Have fun, be safe, and keep up the good work!!!
Routes are determined by the Coordinator and may involve regular, weekly routes based upon the shift and day of the week. The bike route service areas are as follows (each route will involve only a subset of these service areas - this listing is for your information only):
|Location||Service Area||Service Material|
|Vivian Olum Center||Building exterior and interior||All materials (paper and B/C's)
* Also includes baby food jars
from interior - see map.
|EC Cares - E. 15th||Building interior||All materials (paper and B/C's)|
|Moss House||Building interior||B/C's only|
|Knight Law Center||Building interior||B/C's only|
|Clinical Services Building||Building interior||B/C's only|
|Trailer A & C||Building interior||B/C's only|
|Knight Library||Daily Grind||B/C's only|
|PLC||Building interior||B/C's only|
|Outdoor Program Barn||Building interior||All materials (paper and B/C's)|
|Hayward Field||Field area as per map||All materials (paper and B/C's)|
|Location||Service Area||Service Material|
|Grayson Hall exterior||PDO||All materials (paper and B/C's)|
|Gilbert Hall exterior||2 PDO's||All materials (paper and B/C's)|
|13th and Kincade Streets||PDO||All materials (paper and B/C's)|
|Recreation Center exterior||2 PDO's||All materials (paper and B/C's)|
|Johnson Hall exterior||PDO||All materials (paper and B/C's)|
|Oregon Hall exterior||PDO||All materials (paper and B/C's)|
|Columbia Hall exterior||PDO||All materials (paper and B/C's)|
|Condon Hall exterior||PDO||All materials (paper and B/C's)|
|PLC exterior||2 PDO's||All materials (paper and B/C's)|
|Willamette Hall exterior||PDO||All materials (paper and B/C's)|
|Pacific Hall exterior||PDO||All materials (paper and B/C's)|
|Chain & Lube|
|Tires & Air|
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