Updates to campus-wide recycling and trash collections
Campus Planning and Sustainability at the University of Kansas would like to provide an update to the campus community regarding trash and recycling services. I appreciate all the cooperation and support we’ve received so far to bring deskside recycling across campus.
Set-up of the new deskside recycling program is nearly complete in the North and Central District buildings of the Lawrence campus and will be set up in West District buildings through the fall semester.
Under this system, employees are provided with a recycling container and a 3-quart “mini” trash bin and are asked to empty both containers into centralized recycling and landfill containers located in common areas inside their building. Additional information can be found at the recycle.ku.edu website.
If additional centralized collection containers are needed in your building, please submit a work request and KU Recycling will assess the location and determine the best solution that meets your needs and those of your co-workers and colleagues.
As of August 14, Facilities Services staff are collecting both trash and recycling from centralized locations inside buildings, as well as from outdoor receptacles. KU Recycling will no longer be collecting from these locations. If you experience an overflow of materials at a central collection container in your building, please submit a Facilities Services work request and use the closest room number to identify the location.
If a special collection is required — such as used toner/ink cartridges, books, or office clean-outs — please submit a service request.
All accepted recyclable materials can be placed in the recycling bin as part of our single-stream recycling program. Please see our single-stream recycling guidelines for a list of items that can be recycled. Unfortunately, plastic bags, disposable coffee cups and Styrofoam are not recyclable through this program and should be placed in landfill containers.
Small amounts of cardboard can be placed in the centralized recycling containers as well. If you have larger quantities of cardboard to be collected, please submit a service request, and KU Recycling will schedule a pick-up. Some buildings do have central locations for cardboard collections. Please visit the KU Recycling website for an updated list of these locations.
Thank you for being an essential partner in reducing waste at the University of Kansas! Should you have further questions, please contact KU Recycling at email@example.com or visit our Recycle FAQ page.
Director of Campus Planning and Sustainability