Campus Recycling


UCSF’s Recycling Program is working hard to ensure recycling and composting are easy and convenient. Your participation will help ensure that UCSF can reach its waste diversion goals. Thank you for taking time to learn the right way to reduce waste!









“The Right Bin”

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Our Mission
To incorporate best practices in recycling, composting, and re-use at UCSF facilities, diverting and reducing the total amount of waste sent to the landfill each year.

Zero Waste Education
The program offers the UCSF campus a variety of training and educational opportunities. We can cater training’s specifically to your department’s needs and time requirements. One of our goals is to make recycling and composting as easy and convenient as possible for you. However, just because you have access to containers does not mean everyone gets it right. We know different cities and counties have different rules and guidelines about what can be recycled and composted, so we want to clear up any questions you might have about where to toss at UCSF.

Our Services: Campus Program Flyer

  • School, office, & art supply donation pick up
  • Scrap metal collection
  • Signage & container set up / improvement
  • Office & lab clean out assessment
  • Zero waste event planning

Click on the Signs to Learn More About Recycling, Compost, & Garbage

recycling compost page
garbage special materials

Recology Learn More: Recology San Francisco/recycling-legislation

UC Regents Goals:

  • 75% waste diversion by June 30, 2012
  • Zero waste (or at least 90% waste diversion) by 2020
  • Note: Diversion rate indicates the amount of material avoided from landfill via recycling, composting, and re-use

Where We Are Today:
UCSF Diversion rate history
Solid Waste Trend 2018-19
2018 Waste Statistics

Questions or Ideas?
Recycling Program Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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