The U of M recycling program has been nationally recognized for its outstanding efforts in recycling implementation. Throughout the U over 3,800 tons of recyclable materials are processed annually; this is equivalent to 41% of municipal solid waste generated by everyone on campus!
There are over 20,000 color-coded recycling office paper, newspaper, cans & bottles, and trash containers to make recycling convenient across campus.
Our services include:
- Waste Collection and Disposal
- Recycling Collection and Processing
- Confidential Document Collection
- ReUse Warehouse Redistribution and Sales
- Debris Collection, Processing and Disposal
- Office and Building Cleanouts for Recyclables
- Pallet Collection
- Infectious Waste Collection
- Brown Goods (computers and other electronics)
If you have questions about how to recycle specific materials, view the Self-Help Recycling Guide.
Two resolutions recently passed through the University Senate that will help us increase and improve the quality of our recovery streams.
- Custodians only service the central quad containers instead of deskside bins
- Our studies have shown that recovery rates increase to 90% when sorting is put into the hands of the generator
Compostable Food Vendor Wares
- Negotiations with third-party food vendors to make all food serviceware compostable to promote diversion of organic materials from the trash stream