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Right Thing, Right Bin
Reducing waste is an important part of reducing our campus carbon footprint.
As part of UMD's commitment to reduce campus emissions, the Energy Action Plan outlines short and long-term goals for waste reduction and recycling. Currently, UMD boasts a 50% recycling rate (the amount of waste recycled, compared to total waste generated) - a great baseline for continued improvement.
At UMD, we're committed to reducing, reusing, recycling, and composting to cut the amount of waste our campus sends to the landfill.
Campus-Wide Recycling and Compost Collection
You can find waste collection stations all across campus. "No Sort" Recycling bins allow you to recycle plastic bottles, aluminum cans, glass jars and containers, paper, paperboard, and more - all in the same bin! Break down cardboard boxes and place next to collection bins.
Our Compost bins help to divert food waste, napkins, compostable containers (from the food court, coffee shop, and Center Court) and more. These items are sent to an industrial compost facility in West Duluth and turned into fertilizer to help build soil.
Live Off Campus?
- To request a recycling bin for your area, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call x8262.