News and events RSS

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.

Notable

Donate and Volunteer: 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, sign-up to help today.

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

Recycle your e-waste

Did you know that it takes over a million years for a CD to totally breakdown in a landfill? Recycle your CDs, DVDs, flash drives or chords at Union South, Holt Commons, College Library, the SERF and more.

To find a full list of e-waste recycling locations, click here.

Have recycling questions? Get them answer by visiting our recycling page.

More things you can do »