The UIC Recycling Program collects data on many of the campus waste streams, including recycled paper, cardboard, glass, metal, plastics, and waste that goes to landfill. The data is used to calculate a recycling rate, which is the total amount of recycled material divided by the total amount* of waste generated by the university.
The Office of Sustainability is undergoing a project to upgrade how recycling information is collected and reported. When the project is complete, this page will include information about recycling at the building level. Check back soon to find out how much material is recycled in your building!
Wondering about a specific building? Contact us with a specific question and we'll do our best to get you an answer.
*Infectious waste from the UIC Medical Center is not included, since the treatment process is different from ordinary waste. Open-top containers are also not included because they often contain construction debris. However, the City of Chicago's Construction & Demolition Ordinance requires that at least 50% of the construction or demolition debris generated on a job site is recycled!
Both these exclusions conform with guidelines from the National Recycling Coalition.