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

Students, please visit the UCLA S.A.F.E Center to dispose of any universal or 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 the Blue Recycling Bin? (click on image to enlarge)

What Goes in The Green Compost Bin? (click on image to enlarge)

What Goes in the Tan Landfill Bin? (click on image to enlarge)


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. paper, hard plastic containers and lids, bottles, cans, etc.). Serviced by FM Custodial Team during their regular office cleaning schedule.

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. paper, hard plastic containers and lids, 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 submit a request form for service. Bins are serviced at no cost to campus departments.