Campus Recycling Program Continues to Grow
MIT’s accelerating recycling program relies on pickup, sorting, and handling by a dedicated crew. Campus recycling rates more than doubled to 22% in 2002. MIT’s campus-wide goal, in partnership with the City of Cambridge, was to boost the recycling rate to 40% by 2005. MIT's current recycling rate is 48%.
The Recycling and Solid Waste Management staff work with administrative and student groups, including the Environment, Health & Safety Office, to increase the amount of recycled goods and the types of materials that can be recycled. Efforts focus on recycling food waste, the largest campus garbage producer, as well as landscape waste, demolition materials, and computer parts.
Request a Recycling and Trash Service through Atlas
- Request desk-side recycling bins
- Reserve 90 gallon totes
- Arrange for disposal of computer equipment, furniture and other large items