Waste Reduction Bins

Meet the New Waste Reduction Bins!

To help implement the Waste Not programZero Waste Stations will be installed inside and outside of all campus buildings. These stations will help divert waste from going into the landfill by adding a new stream to all trash receptacles: mixed recycling. 

Interior bins include: 


lib bin
int bins
int bins hall


green bins

*Composting bins will only be available for back-of-house food preparation areas on campus, such as the food prep kitchens in the residential dining halls and at the Child Development Center. Image is for representational purposes only. Final bin design and sigange are pending approval. 

Exterior Bins** include: 

ext bins

**Exterior bin image is for representational purposes only. Depending on fund availability, exterior bins will be launched in Summer 2019. 

Another big change you’ll notice is the removal of all deskside trash bins from classroom and office spaces. Centrally located Zero Waste Stations will serve as the main hubs for waste disposal, while all deskside recycling bins will be upgraded with a mini-bin for trash items. Note: Avoid placing wet, sticky items in your new mini-bin as these will not be lined and are emptied once a week by Custodial Services. See the FAQ's section below to learn how to take care of your new mini-bin. 

New Trash Mini-Bin


How to Properly Sort Your Waste

With the new Zero Waste Stations, you will be able to separate your waste in any of the two bins: Mixed Recycling for recyclables, or Landfill│Trash for all items that cannot be recycled. Each bin is labeled and includes helpful signage with photos and a list of acceptable items to make sorting as easy as 1-2-3.

Still not sure where your waste goes? Check out this quick sorting guide to get started: 

zw sorting