Want to get engaged in the Zero Waste Initiative? Visit our #MyLastTrash Campaign Page

Looking for information on how to manage your waste? Visit our UCLA Recycling Page

Policy Target: Zero Waste to landfill by 2020, interim target of 75% diversion by 2012

UCLA has a comprehensive recycling and waste management program. The University has a program that recycles a wide variety of materials including food and beverage containers, plastics, paper, metals, green waste, food waste,  construction waste, electronics, and more. The University has also pursued a number of waste reduction initiatives, from clothes donation to paperless initiatives. If you have questions about what goes in the bins, or how to recycle different materials, check out our Recycling FAQ. UCLA’s Zero Waste efforts were recently highlighted by the Mayor’s office in a special City of LA Zero Waste Progress Report.

Planning documents:
UCLA Zero Waste Plan

Media and awards: 
UCLA Newsroom: UCLA to go zero waste by 2020
UCLA Newsroom: Composting puts campuses closer to Zero Waste Goal
Sierra Cool Schools 2009 Highlight

Action Research Teams: Watching Our Waste at UCLA: