One of the University's stated goals is: "To achieve financial, operational, human, and environmental resource sustainability." This is accomplished in part by practicing responsible environmental stewardship.
You can help us! Check out the list of acceptable compostable items and acceptable recyclable items.
The mission of Denver University's Recycling Program is to implement a convenient, safe and cost-effective recycling program that is available to as many people as possible. We rely on participation and feedback from students, faculty and staff to continuously expand and improve upon existing programs, as well as to develop new recycling/sustainability initiatives. Since recycling at DU is just one action the institution and its members may take to increase sustainability, we strive to provide additional information about sustainable living so students are aware of how to lessen their environmental impact.
To this end, we will dispose of unwanted materials and equipment in an ethical fashion that protects both the environment and the people involved in the recycling efforts. Our practices will be fiscally responsible, and comply with all applicable state and federal regulations.
The University of Denver has launched a new recycling program.
The new program involves the addition of thousands of recycling bins located next to nearly every trash receptacle on the DU campus. The new program is "single stream." This means different recycling materials can be co-mingled in the same bin. The recycling company, Alpine Waste and Recycling, will sort the materials.
For more information, including a pick up schedule and recycling of electronic equipment, visit the Facilities Management and Planning recycling webpage.