Materials and Waste
UVA Recycling is responsible for all recycling efforts at the University, helping to ensure that opportunities for material-based conservation and reclamation are maximized. The division also manages waste collection at the University. In addition to expanding opportunities to recycle, the division is actively involved in promoting efforts to improve sustainability in the University community. For more info, contact Sonny Beale, Recycling Superintendent: (434) 982-5050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Materials Working Group Annual Report (pages 28-32)
During calendar year 2013, the University recycled 4077 tons of municipal solid waste (MSW). This yielded an MSW recycling rate of 54%, which is an increase of 5 percentage points from the previous calendar year. The University diverted an additional 4604 tons of non-MSW material such as ash, tires, batteries, oil, and chemicals from a landfill bringing the total recovered materials to 8682 tons, a total diversion rate of 71.5 percent when all materials that can be recycled or reused are considered. In addition, the University implemented food composting programs for Shea House, West Range, The Castle, the Fine Arts Café, all UVA dining facilities, Darden, and the Medical Center. Combined, this has yielded 197 tons of compost.