For information on recycling for the UCLA Health System, please visit: UCLA Health System Sustainability.

For help with managing hazardous waste, please visit: UCLA EH&S Hazardous Waste

The University of California is established a goal of achieving Zero Solid Waste by 2020. Read more about this commitment by visiting: UCOP Sustainability: Programs and Initiatives.

What Goes in Your Blue Bin?

(Download a printable version of the sign here)

Accepted Recyclable Waste Sign


Waste Receptacles Provided By UCLA Facilities Management

To request any of the receptacles below, fill out the form on this page to request a bin.

Mixed Recyclables

Slim Jim

Best for common areas (i.e. Halls, Conference rooms, break rooms, etc…). Used to capture all types recyclable waste material. (i.e. Plastic Waste, Styrofoam, Bottles, Cans, etc…). Serviced weekly or bi-monthly by the FM Recycling Team.

Blue Desk-side Bin

Desk Side bin

Small Desk-side recycle bins are is best used in or around employee workstations. Used to capture all types recyclable waste material (i.e. Plastic Waste, Styrofoam, Bottles, Cans, etc…). Serviced by FM Custodial Team during their regular office cleaning schedule.


Brown Battery Bin

used battery


Best when placed in common areas or copy rooms. The bin can capture all used household batteries. Please call or email the FM Recycle team for service. Bins are serviced at no cost to campus departments.