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Waste Reduction

Last year, about 17% of Weber State University's waste was recycled, while the rest was sent to landfills. It is important to make an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle to help keep the environment clean and safe for ourselves right now and for the future.

What We've Done

  • WSU Food Services composts all food waste and the Green Department Program awards points to Green Teams for taking advantage of these composting opportunities to reduce waste all over campus.
  • Property control processes office materials and items on campus and make them available for sale to other departments or to the community at bargain prices.
  • Weber State accepts specialized waste, such as electronics, batteries, and glass, to help the community recycle these items that may otherwise be difficult to recycle. Contact Jenn at or 801-626-6421 to get a special waste bin for your office.
  • WSU has developed Green Event Guidelines to further help reduce waste on campus. 

What You Can Do

  • Reduce - before you buy that new item, ask yourself if you really need it, or if you can go without.
  • Reuse - instead of buying a new item, buy thrift, borrow, or reuse something you already own. Find creative ways to reuse items instead of throwing them out, or donate to local nonprofits or charities.
  • Recycle - if you can't first reduce or reuse, recycle your items instead of throwing them in the trash and sending them to the landfill. 

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