University Recycling Services

Boost your diversion rates and your green image.

Recycling products to make materials available for new manufacturing is the smart way to deal with our planet’s limited natural resources. Paper products, glass, metal and most plastics can be recycled.

As one of North America’s largest recyclers, Waste Management uses the latest sorting technologies at many of our facilities. By bringing single-stream recycling to your campus, we make it easier for students, faculty and others to recycle because they can place all their recyclable materials together in one bin – no sorting required. This, in turn, can boost recycling participation significantly.

Beyond student life, recycling plays an important role as your campus grows and changes. New campus buildings and renovations of existing ones are opportunities to reduce landfill diversion while gaining points toward LEED® certification.

Our campus recycling programs include:

  • Single- and dual-stream programs to make recycling more accessible and convenient
  • Food and organics recycling to turn discarded food and organic material into nutrient-rich compost
  • Campus events to recycle electronics, CFL lamps, universal waste, batteries, medical waste, and sharps
  • Hazardous Waste collection to recycle medical sharps, universal and chemical waste in accordance with applicable laws. 

Learn more strategies for greening your campus. Download our brochure, "In Pursuit of Zero Waste."