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WVU's recycling efforts include systems to recover day-to-day waste from those living, working, and learning on campus, focus on specialized needs from operations, and to ultimately reduce waste generated on campus. In addition to daily operations, WVU also holds annual programs and events that include the surrounding community.

Student Move-in Cardboard Recycling

An average of 10 tons of cardboard is recycled at the beginning of each fall semester during the student move-in process. Staff and volunteers work outside each residence hall to collect and flatten cardboard from students while they move into their residence hall rooms.

Mountaineers Recycle

An average of 14 tons of single stream recycling is recycled during home football games. WVU Athletics' recycling program provides bins and bags at football and basketball games to show fans across the country that real Mountaineers recycle.

Hard Cover Book Recycling

An average of seven tons of hard cover books are recycled each year from campus. Twice a year WVU hosts a book recycling program to encourage faculty and staff to purge unwanted books and journals collecting dust from offices and storage spaces across campus.

Ecycling Days

An average of one ton of electronics are recycled when WVU periodically hosts FREE electronics recycling days for the WVU community. Personal electronics can be dropped off to ensure they do not end up in landfills.

Blue and Gold Mine Sale

An average of 25 tons of gently used items are diverted from landfill each year from the Blue & Gold Mine Sale. This sale is an annual student move-out event where students and community members donate good, usable items to sell to the public at large. Visit the sale for great bargains on wonderful treasures! All proceeds are donated to the local United Way as part of WVU’s annual campaign.

Head to the Blue and Gold Mine Sale site

$184,000 in total raised for the United Way through the Blue and Gold Mine sale

Contact Us

Office of Sustainability
P.O. Box 6555
Morgantown, WV 26506-6555
Phone: 304.293.7916

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