Recycling Best Practices

=> Have plenty of containers around each facility in key locations
=> Use restrictive lids to identify what type of material should be placed in the collection container
=> Identify local business partners (hotels, large businesses) that may provide "gently used" containers
=> If dumpsters are used, make sure they are locked to prevent community "use/donation" contamination
=> Form team on each campus including students, administrators and staff
=> Advertise reward contests to promote competetion
=> Provide incentive performance awards during April/Earth Day and other high volume times (move out)
=> To identify missed opportunities, consider a waste composition study (model after ASTM Standard, ASTM-D5231-92)


Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)

I want to be recycled:  Learn about the life of recyclable materials

call 2 recycle:  Recycle your batteries and cell phones

Recycling, Composting, and Waste Reduction at UMD

Learn more about labeling on packaging

Information on the Psychology of Recycling and view a webinar