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MIT Recycled More and Trashed Less for Three Years in a Row

During calendar year 2016, MIT reduced its trash and increased the amount of recycling collected on campus. The goal of the Recycling Program is to see a decrease in trash and an increase of Single Stream Recycling each year. Calendar year 2016 is the third consecutive year that the Recycling Program achieved that goal.

    2016 Waste Stream Collection Tonnages

  • Single Stream Recycling: 1,430.2 (1,341.7 in 2015) (1,277.0 in 2014)
  • Food Waste/Compostables: 178.5 (216.5 in 2015) (194.6 in 2014)
  • Trash: 2,867.0 (2,895.4 in 2015) (3,096.6 in 2014)

MIT's overall recycling rate increased in 2016 to 50.2 percent from 48.2 percent in 2015.

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