Seattle University’s Recycling department manages the university’s solid waste streams, including recycling, compost, and garbage. The department has received numerous awards for its innovative waste management programs, including our universal three-bin system and on-site composting facility.
We also offer special recycling for hard-to-recycle items like batteries, textiles, and Styrofoam across campus to reduce our waste as much as possible. We have set an ambitious goal of reaching zero-waste by 2025 and work every day to meet it. Please read below for more information on recycling and composting at SU, and reach out to us with any questions or comments. Thank you!
Have you ever wondered where your trash ends up? Waste management is complex and the answer might not be obvious. We also recycle many hard-to-recycle items like old textiles, batteries, electronics, and much more. These waste streams are unique and help us move towards our goal of achieving zero-waste.
Our onsite facility annually turns 178,000 pounds of food waste into compost. The compost is spread in planting beds to improve soil quality. The facility has won several awards for being located in a large city, adjacent to an apartment building and restaurants, and operating without odor issues.
Contact Nathaniel Wolk, Recycling Coordinator and Compost Technician, at email@example.com or (206) 296-6459 with questions.
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