Recycling & Waste

UBC has a long track record of accomplishments in recycling and waste reduction.

In 2016/17, we diverted approximately 57 per cent of our operational, construction and demolition waste from the landfill. UBC has developed a comprehensive Zero Waste Action Plan to move towards becoming a zero waste campus.

The following sections have information on how you can Sort it Out at UBC, get involved in other ways or learn more about what the university is doing to reduce and recycle waste.

Sort it Out

Plastics don't belong in the food scraps bin. Please do your part and Sort it Out!

At UBC, we separate our waste into four streams: food scraps, containers, paper and garbage. You'll see the Sort it Out stations conveniently placed in buildings and other locations around campus.