Materials & Recycling

Materials & Recycling

Reducing the Amount of Campus Waste

Northeastern University is committed to responsible and sustainable materials management. Practices are focused on reducing, reusing, and recycling a high percentage of materials used in our residence halls, dining areas, classrooms, laboratories, offices, and in construction projects. The Materials & Recycling Department is responsible for collecting and managing the recyclable and waste materials generated at all of the university’s facilities. We are always searching for new ways to make improvements that decrease consumption, reuse where possible, and increase the amount of material recycled through innovation, and processes.

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Recycling Programs

Recycling

Recycling

Northeastern uses a multi-stream recycling system to reduce contamination, and ensure a high quality recycling stream.

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Composting

Composting

Facilities Waste & Recycling has collaborated with Northeastern Dining Services to integrate composting in main dining areas.

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Specialty Items

Specialty Items

In addition to commonly recyclable materials, there are numerous items that can be recycled with special handling.

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Materials & Recycling Achievements

 

 

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23%
of our total waste was recycled in 2020 

 

 

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18%
of our total waste was composted in 2020

 

 

 

Our Service Partners

 

Trash Pick-up Services | JRM CERO | Composting Made Simple Global Ewaste Solutions - IT Asset Management and Data Security Complete Recycling Solutions - Fall River, MA - Alignable

 

Contact Us

We are continually working to improve and expand our recycling programs. 
For all requests and pickups, please submit a work order request

For additional questions, comments or suggestions regarding recycling or waste management, please email us at [email protected]ern.edu.

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Office of Sustainability

Office of Sustainability

Facilities plays a significant role in the policies, guidelines, and systems that help Northeastern accelerate the greening of all its campuses.

Learn more about Office of Sustainability
Green Office Challenge

Green Office Challenge

Through small, simple changes, each member of our community can contribute to a more sustainable University.

Learn more about Green Office Challenge
Northeastern’s Commitment to Sustainability

Northeastern’s Commitment to Sustainability

Northeastern is a university in tune with the world—including the world’s greatest global challenges.

Learn more about Northeastern’s Commitment to Sustainability