Special Event Recycling
Special event recycling is a key component of Recycling Services' program. Look for our green and white commingled bins at Barefoot on the Mall, football and baseball games, Earth Day, and other large on-campus events.
Each Fall, as thousands of students return to campus, Grounds Services assists in recovering cardboard during Move-in-Weekend. Tens of thousands of pounds of cardboard are recycled each year during this period of time.
Thanks to Volunteer Services and Campus Living, ECU is able to help student residents donate their used items as they move out. Collection points are placed near each residence hall lobby, where household items, clothing, and food can be donated. This event helps local charities and greatly reduces waste.
Campus Living and Campus Dining are instrumental in supporting Recyclemania each year. RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities.
Books for Africa
Hardback books are recovered throughout the academic year. Fortunately, most of these books can be donated. Thanks to this invaluable organization, we are able to assist in attempting to end the book famine in Africa.