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Recycling News Archive

Office Supply Reuse Dates Announced
U-M Waste Management Services will collect gently-used office supplies from campus buildings on Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22. Click here for more information.

RecycleMania 2016!
Help U-M compete by reducing your waste and recycling the rest.

Rufus's Birthday: How to Have a Sustainable Celebration!
Hosted by the U-M Waste Reduction &ß Recycling Office and Planet Blue Ambassadors Program

Fiscal year 2015 Building Recycling Rates Now Available
Check your building's recycling rate over the last two fiscal years.

NoThrowber Challenge
Want a chance to reduce your environmental impact and win cool prizes? Take the NoThrowber Challenge!

2014 Office Supply Reuse Dates Announced
The 2014 Office Supply Amnesty day is scheduled for June 24. Waste Management Services crews will collect gently-used office supplies and make them available to the University and local non-profits.

RecycleMania
Help U-M compete against colleges and universities nationwide by reducing your waste and recycling the rest.

Don't Dump It, Donate It!
Don't let your good stuff go to waste! Donate unwanted but still usable items in your residence hall. Live off-campus? See how you can participate too!

Green Meetings and Events
Want to make your next meeting or event greener? Check out the 'Green Wolverine Event Checklist' created by University and Developments Events.

Changes to the Office Supply Reuse Program
The Waste Reduction and Recycling Office is no longer collecting office supplies for reuse. Staff, faculty and students are encouraged to utilize U-M's new exchange site, MBay.

Stadium Recycling
At the November 30th game against OSU , fans recycled almost tons of material!

Summer 2013 Recycling Matters
Check out the latest waste reduction and recycling news at U-M!

NoThrowber Challenge
Want a chance to reduce your environmental impact and win cool prizes? Take the NoThrowber Challenge!

RecycleMania
Final results are in. See how U-M ranks!

Don't Dump It, Donate It
Donate your unwanted, but still usable, items as you move out of your residence hall.

Off-Campus Move Out
Donate your unwanted items with the City of Ann Arbor's move out donation program.

6th Annual e-Waste Recycling Event
The University of Michigan’s Office of Campus Sustainability, in conjunction with Ann Arbor Public Schools, is hosting its 6th annual FREE e-Waste Recycling Event. This event is designed to help local residents responsibly recycle electronics they no longer need or want in a quick, easy and environmentally friendly manner.

Waste Sort Results
In October 2012, a refuse sort was held to determine the makeup of the refuse waste stream from U-M buildings. Refuse from six buildings was sorted and categorized based upon recyclability and compostability. See the results and how they compare to the 2007 waste sort.

Food Waste Composting Pilot at the Michigan League
The Waste Reduction and Recycling Office (WRRO) has completed a post-consumer food waste composting pilot in conjunction with the Michigan League. See the report.

Stadium Recycling
At the November 17th game against Iowa, fans recycled more than 5 tons of material!

Recycle Write!
U-M Recycling has partnered with Procurement Services and TerraCycle to bring the Recycle Write! program to campus. Students, faculty and staff can now recycle their pens, pencils and markers.

Summer 2012 Recycling Matters
The Summer 2012 issue of Recycling Matters is available! Past issues are still available here.

Another Successful Student Move Out!
"Don't Dump It, Donate It, the Student Move Out donation collection program had another successful year.

RecycleMania 2012
Recycle Mania final results are in!

Alcoa Foundation Partners with University of Michigan for RecycleMania Campus Recycling Challenge
U-M to receive 100 recycling bins in support of RecycleMania and recycling year-round."

Stadium Recycling
On November 26th, the University of Michigan played Ohio State. It was the final home game of the year with 114,132 fans in attendance. At the game, with the help of Michigan fans and vendors, we recycled 15 percent of the waste from the game and kept this material from going to the landfill. We handled 3.56 tons of recyclables!

On-Campus Student Move In Recycling
Learn how to recycle your packing materials as you move into your residence hall.

Off-Campus Student Move In Recycling
Live off-campus? The City of Ann Arbor provides Move In recycling opportunities for these students as well.

Summer 2011 Recycling Matters
The Summer 2011 Recycling Matters Newsletter is now available!

Another Successful Student Move Out!
Don’t Dump It, Donate It, the Student Move-Out donation collection program, had another successful year!

RecycleMania!
The final results for RecycleMania are in! See how U-M compares to other competing schools.

Student Move Out Guide
Wondering what to do with all of that perfectly good stuff that you can't fit in your car to take home for the summer? Donate it!

Off-Campus Student Move Out
The City of Ann Arbor Public Services will again be offering a free solid waste drop off site, located at East University and Oakland.

Composting Feasibility Study Final Report
The University of Michigan Recycling Program contracted with Resource Recycling Systems, Inc. to produce a feasibility study and business case for an on-campus, post-consumer food waste composting program.

Summer Internship Opportunity
Plant Building & Grounds Services department intends to compile best recycling practices from high performing campus buildings...

Ann Arbor Recycling Facility Tour
Learn more about the new recycling program with a tour of the City of Ann Arbor's newly-retrofitted recycling facility.

Stadium Recycling Rate Increases with Single Stream!
Fans saw a change in the recycling program at this season’s home football games. In addition to plastic bottles and aluminum cans, plastic cups were added to the recycling roster. Fans could recycle in bins located at every gate and around the concourse. As a result, the recycling rate for this season increased to 23.9% over last season’s 19.0%! We collected 4 more tons of recyclables this season, with one fewer game. Fans and staff did a great job recycling and we hope to do even better next year!

Recycling Matters
The Fall 2010 issue of Recycling Matters is now available!

Campus Composting Update
In response to wide-spread requests for a post-consumer composting program on campus, U-M Waste Management Services is working with stakeholders from across the University...more

Student Move In Recycling
Learn how to recycle your packing materials as you move into your residence hall...more

Don’t Dump It, Donate It!
As you clean out your residence hall room do you find you have more stuff than you can take home? To that we say, Don’t Dump It, Donate It!
Once again this year, Waste Management Services will be collecting clothing, shoes, food, toiletry, bedding/blanket, and household item donations from Residence Halls and several other campus locations... more

Off-Campus Move Out Instructions
Live off-campus? You can reuse and recycle your unwanted materials...more

Inkjet and toner cartridge recycling changes
Mikan Corporation will now be recycling inkjet and toner cartridges from campus.

To kick off RecycleMania, we had a "Where’s Rufus Recycling" contest.
Congratulations to Bill McAllister from Plant Building and Grounds Services for having the most correct answers.  Thanks to all who participated!

Keep in touch with UM Recycling!
Follow UM Recycling on Facebook (Umich Recycling) or Twitter (UmichRecycling).

RecycleMania final results are in!
See how U-M compared to other schools after the final week of the competition.

Recycling Matters
The fall 2009 issue of Recycling Matters is now available!

20 Years of Recycling!
UM Recycling is celebrating its 20th year on campus this fall semester!


Content modified: May 3, 2017