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Trash and Treasure: Documenting the trash audit experience

July 22, 2014 | By Sarah Olson Interns from the Office of Sustainability and WE CONSERVE have seen trash and treasure at eight of 15 academic buildings scheduled for trash audits this summer.

UW researchers create safe, resistant material to store waste

July 18, 2014 | by: Scott Gordon Storing industrial waste has never been a pretty job, and it’s getting harder. New techniques for refining such metals as aluminum and vanadium, for example, also yield new byproducts that have to be sealed away from human and environmental contact.


Moving Week August 11-15

Donate, re-home or recycle your unwanted items at several donation stations outside downtown apartment buildings and on campus to reduce waste. We are currently looking for volunteers, click here to learn more and sign-up for a shift.

Summer Trash Audits

Office of Sustainability interns are conducting trash audits on fifteen academic building across campus over the summer to assess how well trash and recyclables are being sorted across campus.

What you can do

Donate Used Clothes and Shoes

Clothing items that are gently used can be donated for reuse at Rethreads on State Street or put in the clothing bin by the front door of Helen C. White Library or on the second floor of the Education building. Other alternatives include St. Vincent de Paul or Goodwill collection sites or donated at USAgain bins around the city.

Used athletic shoes can be donated inside the Natatorium or SERF to be recycled. Just ask at the front desk.

For more information, visit our Recycling Guide

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