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Recycling at UND
The University of North Dakota recognizes the value to the community and to the nation to recycle resources. It is also committed to protecting natural resources and preventing pollution. The recycling program is a component of the Presidential Campus Climate Commitment. Visit the energy savings link for more information.
The recycling program collects all paper types, cardboard, scrap metals, aluminum, glass, plastic, and yard waste is composted. Through waste audits and funding availability a determination is made for recoverable materials. Pick-up service is contracted with a local recycling company. Individuals collect and place recyclables into conveniently located receptacles within the buildings. Containers are labeled and specifications are displayed. University Building Services Technicians empty these containers for pick-up service.
The Single-Stream recycling program allows aluminum, glass, paper, and plastic to be collected in one container. Cardboard and scrap metal are recycled separately and yard waste is composted. Individuals collect and place recyclables into conveniently located receptacles within the buildings. The recycling containers are labeled and specifications are displayed. University Building Services Technicians empty these containers for pick-up service which is contracted with a local recycling company.
Get to know What UND recycles and check out the FAQs to learn more about the Recycling program at UND.
UND Purchases Solar Compactor
In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, UND has purchased a BigBelly solar compactor. The unit consists of two receptacles, one for recycling and the other for trash collection. Both are solar powered and equipped with a wireless monitoring device that indicates when they need to be emptied. The signal is sent to the recycling office located at Facilities Management.
The solar compactor units benefit the University by promoting renewable energy, recycling, and sustainability while keeping the campus beautiful.
The compactor is currently located at the south entrance of the Gorecki Alumni Center and is the only solar compactor in North Dakota.
The following is the breakdown of recycling and refuse statistics for 2012-2013:
For more information or questions
Contact: Debbie Merrill