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UW Recycling & Solid Waste
UW Trash In 2012
March 6, 2012

Come. Stay. Sort.

Real Dawgs everywhere are invited to join us at the 2012 UW Trash-In! It’s a fun and insightful mini trash sort aimed at exploring how much recyclable and compostable material is still being thrown away on campus.

On April 11, 2012, from 10am to 2pm in Red Square, volunteers will suit up and sort through one day’s worth of trash from designated campus buildings. Materials will be separated into categories that mirror the types currently collected on campus:

  • Mixed containers (including cans, bottles, plastic dairy tubs, aseptic packaging, and drink cartons)
  • Mixed paper (including cardboard) * Compostables (including food scraps and compostable serviceware)
  • Other recyclables (including plastic film, Styrofoam peanuts, e.Media, and surplus items)
  • Landfill-bound garbage

Interested in volunteering? To be kept in the loop as the event approaches, email us at and we'll make sure to keep you informed about event specifics!