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MIT Targets Ambitious Recycling Goals

The more MIT recycles materials and reduces the amount of trash we produce, the more the Institute saves financially and contributes to a sustainable environment. In FY 2014, the community recycled nearly 1,300 tons of mixed paper, plastics, bottles and cans; 46 tons of electronic waste; 112 tons of wood and metal harvested from discarded furnishings.

Greater community involvement and more recycling options are boosting participation. The Department of Facilities works with campus partners such as the Office of Sustainability and the Green Committee to improve MIT’s recycling efforts.

For more information about MIT recycling statistics, contact the Recycling program at

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Recycling and Materials Management

Ruth T. Davis

Jarrod Jones
Recycling and Solid Waste Management

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