Recycling

Residential Recycling

Students living on Grounds should practice proper recycling by sorting recyclable items into the appropriate bin. Each room is issued a stackable two-bin recycling unit. One bin (blue) is for mixed paper, and one bin (green) is for plastics, metals, and glass. Contact UVA Recycling if your room does not have one or both of these recycling bins.

Office Recycling

Staff and faculty in office spaces have multiple options for recycling. These include desk-side bins, central recycling areas, and special pick-up by UVA Recycling staff. To request recycling bins or schedule a pick up of large items, contact UVA Recycling at (434) 982-5050.

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Trash bags full of bottles and plastics

Recycling

UVA Recycling facilitates recycling and waste management at the University, helping to ensure that opportunities for diverting materials from landfills are maximized, materials are properly sorted and tracked to meet UVA’s waste goals.

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ROSE store shelves full of office supplies

Materials & Waste

UVA works to reduce the environmental impacts of our operations through comprehensive programs to reduce waste and reuse and recycle materials throughout the institution to save money and resources.

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Students walking through the colonades near the Lawn
With the end of the school year and the departure of students, comes a large level of waste production. The Hoos ReUse program returned this year to take back gently used items to donate them to a number of charities.
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Students in orange t-shirts holding sustainability themed signs on a basketball court
UVA won first place in the ACC and 4th in the nation for GameDay Basketball in both the waste diversion and per capita categories with an 86.6% diversion rate from one men’s basketball game.
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Sustainability Champion James Bledsoe posing in front of composting paper towel bins.
The UVA Facilities Management Sustainability Council would like to recognize James Bledsoe as the next Sustainability Champion for his passionate work with helping the university, in its efforts to reach its landfill reduction goals.
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2019 RecycleMania logo, 2019 Recycle Mania Tournament words in a green oval with a blue recycle symbol and yellow stars
For the Office for Sustainability, February 3rd marks the start of RecycleMania, a nation-wide friendly competition between colleges to promote waste reduction.

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