University of Vermont

Recycling & Waste Management

UVM Student Move-In Day cardboard

Move-In Day Cardboard Recycling Program

On opening day of the residence halls, students are asked to recycle their cardboard boxes. Areas are designated outside each residence hall where cardboard boxes should be stacked. Most areas are marked with signs and screened off with orange snow fencing.

Throughout the Opening Weekend, the UVM Recycling crew will be on hand to service the cardboard areas on a regular basis.  Cardboard is trucked to temporary storage areas, then on the following Monday it is delivered to the Chittenden Solid Waste District Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) where it is baled and processed before being shipped to market.

Last year, over five tons of corrugated cardboard was collected for recycling during Move-In Day alone!

Unfortunately, we are unable to recycle styrofoam or plastic packaging materials, so these items must be thrown in the trash. Signs direct new students and parents on how to separate materials properly.

Last modified April 15 2015 10:02 AM