Faculty Advisor

Jiusto, J. Scott

Faculty Advisor

Peet, R. Creighton

Project Center

Worcester Community Project Center


The goal of this project was to implement an effective waste management system for Abby’s House that included recycling, was cost effective, and promoted personal responsibility and independence among the residents. To manifest these goals our group held in person interviews with staff and residents, met with waste haulers and analyzed their services and costs based on the needs of Abby’s House, analyzed post-renovation floor plans to determine indoor bin needs, and designated responsibilities for trash and recycling throughout the building. The project resulted in a comprehensive plan for post-renovation waste management that met all the above listed project goals and put an end to the confusion and ongoing conflict with regards to waste management at Abby’s House.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted


Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs