UVM tries to reduce its waste from daily operations as well as major construction/renovation projects on campus.  For example, when the LEED Gold student center, the Davis Center, was built a majority (92%) of the construction waste was recycled to create walkways, etc.  In addition, all new materials that were used to build the Davis Center have at least 5% recycled content.

The Eco-reps educate students living in residence halls on how they can reduce their energy and material waste.  The Recycling & Waste Management office runs many waste reduction programs, including Move In and Move Out recycling programs for residential students.