EPAC Recycling Workgroup

Environmentally-responsible behavior starts with recycling.  At UConn, virtually every student, faculty or staff member on campus can be either part of the problem or part of the solution. For many years, OEP has convened a Recycling Workgroup once or twice a year to share information and develop strategies to improve UConn’s recycling and waste diversion rates, and to make sure we’re minimizing the volume of waste we’re contributing to one of Connecticut’s regional trash-to-energy incinerators. Topics on the workgroup’s agenda have included:

  • Recycling Rates
  • Give & Go Program
  • Regional Campus Recycling
  • Waste Audits
  • E-Waste Recycling
  • Composting
  • EcoCoin Program
  • Bin Coupling

Over the years, members of the workgroup have included representatives from both student groups and faculty and staff members from various departments on campus.

If you’re passionate about recycling and would like to help UConn achieve its ambitious waste diversion goals, contact the OEP at (860) 486-5773 or via email EnvPolicy@uconn.edu to be invited to the next workgroup meeting!

Updated: 11/2/2018