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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 and film plastics (#1-7)
  • White and mixed office paper

Recycling bin requests

For special events:
UVA Recycling can provide recycling and compost bins for your event. Please contact us at least 3 business days in advance with information regarding the timing, attendance, and waste needs of your event.

Recycling in residence 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.
Learn more about residential recycling

Office recycling:
If you want to improve the recycling efforts of your workplace or department, contact us for a consultation on waste reduction efforts. Additionally, if you need a deskside box for paper recycling, call us and we will bring it to you.
More information on office recycling

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.
Disposal guide for PHI and recycling.

Be a part of achieving our goals

We have ambitious waste goals to minimize UVA’s waste footprint by 2030. Every member of the University community is needed to achieve these reductions. Please join us in this effort every day and for special opportunities, such as Green Games, Hoos Reuse, and America Recycles Day.

Learn more about where our waste goes

Waste generated and goals

A vertical bar graph comparing total waste generated and total landfilled waste for the years 2014-2018. There are two horizontal arrows extending to the right illustrating the goal levels for the total waste and landfill waste. The 2018 columns indicate a 4.7% decline in total waste and a 12.1% increase in landfill waste.

Contact information

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