Recycling services

Bottles ready to be recycled

Facilities Management’s Recycling division (UVA Recycling) provides regular collection of recyclable materials including:

  • Aluminum (and other metals)
  • Cardboard
  • Electronics
  • Glass (all colors)
  • Plastics (#1-7)
  • White and mixed office paper

Recycling bin requests

For an outdoor event:
UVA Recycling will provide recycling bins for your event. Contact UVA Recycling at (434) 982-5050 with an attendance estimate. Recycling bins will be transported to and picked up after the event ends.

First-Year residential halls:
Each room will be issued a stackable two-bin recycling unit. One bin is for mixed paper, and one bin is for plastics, metals and glass. Contact UVA Recycling if your room does not have one or both of these recycling bins.
Learn more about recycling in residence halls »

Upper-Classman housing:
Each room will be issued a stackable two-bin recycling unit. One bin is for mixed paper, and one bin is for plastics, metals and glass. In the event that one or more bins are missing, contact UVA Recycling to acquire another recycling bin.

Deskside paper recycling bins for faculty and staff:
Please contact UVA Recycling at (434) 982-5050 to request recycling bin delivery.
Learn more about recycling in the office »

Health system employees:
To request a confidential paper bin or bottles/cans bin, contact your supervisor about the department’s protocol on recycling bins. To schedule a bin delivery, please contact UVA Recycling at (434) 982-5050.

Get involved

There are numerous recycling and sustainability programs on Grounds. Listed below are several programs to participate in:

Learn how to get involved on Grounds »

Contact information

Email: recycling@virginia.edu
Phone: (434) 982-5050