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Check out the recyclables snapshots of the 2017 Fiscal Year.

Single Stream recycling per fiscal year measured in tons. 2014: 1,362. 2015: 1,346. 2016: 1,644. 2017: 1,455.


WVU saw a 60% increase in recycling tonnage after implementing the single stream recycling and "empty-your-own" trash collection system. Tonnages went down slightly from that large increase, and we are now expecting them to stabilize.

Landfill recylcing per fiscal year measured in tons. 2014: 1,933. 2015: 2,918. 2016: 2,933. 2017: 3,281.

Landfill Waste

Landfill waste can vary from year to year depending on factors such as enrollment and staff size, major events held, and construction projects happening on campus.

Specialized recycling in 2017 by type. Metal: 175. Confidential: 77. Electronics: 76. Surplus Goods: 40. Lighting: 15. Textiles: 14. Student Move-In Cardboard: 11.

Specialized Recycling

The overall recycling total for campus includes bulk recycling of commodities other than what individuals place in bins. The totals in this chart include things like furniture, paper documents with sensitive information, and regulated hazardous materials.

Contact Us

Office of Sustainability
975 Rawley Lane | P.O. Box 6555
Morgantown, WV 26506-5555
Phone: 304.293.7916 | Fax: 304.293.7156