Results and highlights
- Find out what to recycle at UVM from the Recycling and Zero Waste office. Or join a listserv that allows you to ask recycling questions of your UVM community.
- Food waste and compostable packaging are collected at all resident and retail dining locations and then taken to the Green Mountain Compost facility. Check out the latest on composting here.
- A barn full of university surplus property—including old furniture and equpment—is made available to community members during weekly sales.
- Techno trash recycling boxes are provided around campus for electronic waste. UVM ships this material to a vendor for safe recycling.
- UVM's green building policy ensures that a majority of building construction and demoliton (C&D) waste is diverted from landfill disposal. For example, during construction of the Davis student center, 92% of the construction waste was reused or recycled.
- Take the Eco-Reps' quiz on how best to sort waste on campus.
News: As municipalities across the country consider banning food waste as a strategy to combat climate change, a new University of Vermont study offers policy lessons for rural communities.
While Vermonters support banning food waste from landfills – and a whopping 72 percent already compost or feed food scraps to their pets or livestock – few say they are willing to pay for curbside composting pick-up, new University of Vermont research shows. Full story about UVM composting study>