What goes in the bins?

What Goes in the Blue Recycling Bin?
What Goes in the Green Recycling Bin?
What Goes in the Tan Landfill Bin?

UCLA Health System recycling information

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.


Waste Receptacles Provided By UCLA Facilities Management

Request a waste receptacle or bin

Mixed Recyclables

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.

Slim Jim

Blue 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.). Empty into a larger centralized waste bin.


used battery

Brown Battery Bin

Best when placed in common areas or copy rooms. The bin can capture all used household batteries. Submit a request form for service. Bins are serviced at no cost to state-funded campus departments.