This policy, developed in response to the Code of Virginia (Section § 10.1-1425.6), describes the University’s Recycling Program that is designed to conserve resources and foster environmental stewardship through reducing solid waste (trash) generation and increasing recycling and reuse.
The University of Virginia operates a Recycling Program designed to reduce solid waste through source reduction, reuse and recycling.
Recyclable, Recoverable, or Reusable Materials:
Materials that can be diverted from disposal in a landfill and accepted by the University’s Recycling program.
Materials which are typically disposed in a landfill. This does not include hazardous, bio-hazardous, or other regulated waste.
Programs that target the elimination of waste at its source and prior to its entering the waste stream. Examples include working with manufacturers and suppliers to use less packaging, ordering materials and supplies in bulk, and matching newspaper and phone book production to circulation.
Waste materials generated in UVa facilities that can be recovered for reuse, recycled or disposed in a landfill as solid waste.
The University of Virginia will comply with the Code of Virginia through its Recycling Program, which establishes UVA-wide recycling and waste reduction goals, implements strategies to achieve the goals, monitors the rates of recycling and trash production, and documents the effectiveness of the program.
Strategies focus on the entire waste stream and include source reduction, the beneficial reuse of materials, and efforts to recover and recycle materials to the maximum extent that is economically feasible.
Note: University trash and recycling containers are to be used for University generated materials only.
Information on the University's recycling program can be found at the Recycling Program website.