Waste Reduction, Composting and Recycling

Myron Willson on Recyc Bike
Director of Sustainability, Myron Willson works to create a culture of sustainability at the University of Utah.

The University of Utah is committed to first, reducing campus waste; second, reusing products that can be given a second life; and third, recycling or composting the remainder of campus generated waste.  The most recent recycling report for the University calculated a 33% diversion rate across campus.  There are several recycling programs around the campus that handle waste for specific areas or specific items.  Questions can be directed to the individual programs listed below or to the Office of Sustainability. 

Main Campus Recycling 

This program accepts plastics #1 & #2, white office paper and mixed paper, aluminum cans, printer cartridges, pallets and cardboard and helps coordinate the Recycle Rice-Eccles efforts. Contact Joshua James for more information.

Housing and Residential Education (HRE) Recycling

This program accepts plastics #1-#7, white office paper, and mixed paper, aluminum cans, tin cans, and cardboard in single stream bins.  Contact Frank Sitton for more information.

University Hospital Recycling

This program accepts plastics #1-#7, white office paper and mixed paper, aluminum cans, tin cans and cardboard in single stream bins.  Contact Rick Lee for more information.

University Student Apartments

Recycle U of U DumpsterThis program accepts plastics #1-#7, white office paper and mixed paper, aluminum cans, tin cans and cardboard in single stream bins.  Contact Rick James for more information.

Surplus and Salvage

This department receives all University owned equipment once its original owner decides to discard it.  They offer the equipment for resale and discard the items they can't sell.  Their efforts save many tons of furniture and equipment from being thrown in our landfills each year.  Visit their website to schedule a pick-up of University owned property or to see their current inventory.

Environmental Health & Safety

This department will pick up University owned batteries (both recyclable and non-recyclable) for proper disposal and/or recycling.  They will also properly dispose of University owned cell phones.  Details here.

 
Last Updated: 6/12/14