Recycling & Waste

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

We currently divert approximately 61 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

The University of British Columbia is aspiring to be a zero waste campus where all unwanted products and materials will be treated as resources that can be used again. Most of our garbage can be recycled, yet right now we recycle less than half.