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RECYCLING DEPARTMENT

The Recycling Department helps to protect the UNM and New Mexico environment by diverting recyclable materials from landfill and ensuring diverted materials are beneficially reused.  We collect potentially recyclable materials such as paper, aluminum cans/plastic bottles/glass bottles/tin cans, cardboard, CDs/DVDs, scrap metal, wooden pallets, etc. from UNM campus facilities and store or process the materials for off-site reclamation.

UNM Recycling is committed to helping keep New Mexico the beautiful place it is naturally.  The act of recycling is a positive way to help keep our environment healthy.  We encourage students, faculty and staff to participate in recycling at UNM and to tell others about it as well.

We are constantly looking for new materials to recycle and new ways to recycle what we already collect from the campus.  If you have ideas and want to help, please contact Linda McCormick, Resource Conservation Manager, at 269-6131 or recycle@unm.edu.

Do We Recycle That? The Answer is Usually Yes! Call Recycling at 277-1681. Check here if you have the following commodities and need a pickup from your department.

MISSION STATEMENT

RECYCLING Guide

RECYCLING Guide to Appliances and Electronics - Just for Fun!

RECYCLING Specifics

What Happens to The UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO Recyclables?

What Kind of Supplies Does Recycling at The University of New Mexico Use?

UNM Now Recycles Textiles, Rags or Clothing Unfit for Charity.

ANNUAL REPORTS

FACTS ABOUT RECYCLING

Recycling is the process of making new products from used materials. This not only has many benefits for the environment, but also for the future of the human race. Learn more at: http://www.facts-about-recycling.com/

GREEN GUIDE TO RECYCLING APPLIANCES AND ELECTRONICS

It is important to note that both appliances and electronics can usually be recycled in a safe and efficient manner, and if they are not recycled, then can cause clutter, trash, and waste that can be extremely harmful to our planet earth. Learn more at: http://www.partselect.com/JustForFun/Guide-to-Recycling-Appliances-and-Electronics.aspx

RECYCLING EMPTY PLASTIC BOTTLES

EVER WONDER ... what happens to your empty plastic bottles after you put them in the recycling bin? Watch this cool video to see what happens.

SORTING MATTERS

"A Sorted Affair" - watch this video featuring the adventures of sorting your recyclables.