Materials and Waste

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.


What to Recycle

Where Recyclables Go (1)