Most buildings have recycling and trash carts at the end of each hallway on every floor, or in a main lounge or basement. Recycling guidelines are printed on the bins and at each common trash/recycle room. Students are asked to separate paper, cans and bottles and other materials in their room, and are responsible for bringing their materials to the central collection area. Each day, the Custodial Services staff carry your trash and recycling down to the loading dock. (Be sure to thank them for helping to recycle!)
Recycling in UVM residence halls is easy and convenient for all students.
Please be sure to put items in the proper cart.
- If too much trash is mixed in with the recycling, then it will be considered contaminated and it cannot be sent to the recycling facility.
- Cardboard pizza boxes can be recycled if the boxes are clean and empty (meaning, no pizza crusts, napkins, plastic box liners, or goopy cheese).
- Stack cardboard boxes neatly on the floor next to the recycling bin.