Recycling Office leads the Institute's efforts to reduce waste
Please note: Due to the Recycling Office’s move on February 22, there may be a minor operational lag in our services. We expect to be back to our normal 3-5 day turn around next week.
Whether it's conducting a waste audit, collecting items for Trash2Treasure, or hosting Choose to Reuse, the Recycling and Materials Management Office is on the forefront of the Institute's efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. Through educational initiatives and infrastructure improvements made by the Recycling Office, during the past three fiscal years the Institute produced less trash and more recycling. From FY15 to FY16 there was an increase of 120 tons of single stream. That's a lot of plastic, paper, glass and aluminum diverted from landfills and incinerators. For more information about MIT recycling statistics, contact the Recycling Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here and throughout these webpages you will find resources to help you reduce your own carbon footprint.
Online Recycling Course
Have a question about what goes where in the waste streams at MIT? Then take the online course Responsible Waste Disposal Practices. This 10-minute course will test your knowledge while it informs you about where you should dispose of your every day waste. It can be found in the MIT Learning Center Course Catalog.
Choose to Reuse on the third Thursday
The goal of Choose to Reuse is to encourage people to reduce their carbon footprint on the planet by reusing instead of buying new. Each month from September to May, people donate used goods that still have plenty of usefulness. Others can take them for free. This event is co-sponsored by the Working Green Committee and the Recycling and Materials Management Office. Learn more about Choose to Reuse.
Partners in Sustainability on Campus
Committees and Offices with whom the Recycling Office works closely include: