In an effort to support other university sustainability initiatives, Recycling Services strives to divert as much recyclable material as possible from our waste stream. As a division of Facilities Services, our program has expanded tremendously in scope and capacity, now recycling well over one million pounds of material annually. Recycling Services focuses on collection of paper, commingled drink containers, wood, metals, and corrugated cardboard. Other departments at ECU recycle automotive fluids, batteries, cooking grease, electronics, and ink cartridges. The university is committed to sustainability, and encourages the campus community to recycle as much as possible.
In addition to the staff above, it is important to thank the most important members of the recycling community- you. Recycling is not only important for the environment, but it is also much more cost effective than waste removal. Items that are recycled avoid tipping costs, and actually bring revenues back to the university. Please recycle as much as possible when on campus, and in your local community when off-campus.