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.
- 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)
2016 Waste Stream Collection Tonnages
MIT's overall recycling rate increased in 2016 to 50.2 percent from 48.2 percent in 2015.