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MIT Recycles More and Trashes Less

During calendar year 2015, MIT reduced its trash and increased the amount of recycling and food waste collected on campus. The EPA presented the MIT Recycling and Materials Management Office with a 2015 Food Recovery Challenge Achievement Certificate for its food management practices.

    2015 Waste Stream Collection Tonnages

  • Single Stream Recycling: 1,341.7 (1,277.8 in 2014)
  • Food Waste/Compostables: 216.5 (194.6 in 2014)
  • Trash: 2895.4 (3069.6 in 2014)

MIT's overall recycling rate increased to 48.2 percent from 46.5 percent in 2014.

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