Have You Bin Recycling?

The F&S Waste Management department provides campus-wide recycling and waste hauling, with an aim to continuously reduce the total volume of waste being sent to a landfill. The Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP) sets a vision of Zero Waste for campus, and the State Waste Reduction Plan provides a five -ear plan for continuing to reduce total landfill waste.

There are more than 3,000 recycling bins in campus buildings for paper, plastic bottles #1&2, and aluminum cans. There is also a newspaper and cardboard drop-off location at the southeast corner of Oak Street and Kirby Avenue in Lot E14.


Don't Waste Campaign

Don't Waste Campaign
Coca-Cola is partnering with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on a year-long campaign to bring recycling awareness to the campus. The company is partnering with the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, University Housing, the Illini Union, the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment, F&S, and others to keep plastic and metal drink containers out of the campus waste stream. 

Among the many things Coca-Cola is providing are 60 new portable side-by-side receptacles for recyclables and landfill waste. Look for these bins at all major events on campus this year! Help join this campaign and take simple, sustainable actions to help us reach zero waste goals on campus. Your individual, departmental, and unit efforts are making a difference!

"Don't Waste" images for social media, digital signs, and newsletters are also available for download and use across campus.

Don't Waste Events

Single-Use Mask Recycling Locations on Campus

Ready to throw away your used disposable masks (e.g., allergy, medical, N95)? Approximately 50 collection boxes are available on campus to help you recycle these types of face coverings. Simply put the masks in a sealed bag, place the bag into the box, and then sanitize or wash your hands after completing the drop-off.

processed_1836272F&S collaborated with TerraCycle to recycle disposable masks across campus. The program is free to university departments and units thanks to Student Sustainability Committee support.

For questions about single-use mask recycling or to request a container in your building, contact recycling@illinois.edu.

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