Collection of recycling and solid waste on the Seattle campus is a collaborative effort between UW Recycling and several other departments, including:
UW Recycling also collaborates with and provides consultation regarding waste management to self-sustaining units. These units include:
Two types of collection services are provided at the University of Washington: self haul (in-house) and vendor contracted. The type of service provided depends on the amount and type of materials generated.
UW Recycling staff collect recyclables and waste in University-owned collection vehicles from the loading docks of most central campus buildings that can accommodate 2-yard dumpsters or toters. The materials are then transferred to designated recycling collection and waste disposal sites within Seattle.
A contracted recycling and solid waste hauler collects from buildings and facilities that generate large volumes of waste, treated biomedical waste, and/or recyclables. Locations that require contracted vendor front-load and/or rolloff service include Housing and Food Services residence halls and dining facilities, Magnuson Health Sciences and Foege Buildings, Physical Plant and Industrial Yards, and Maintenance & Alterations trades shops. Contracted recycling and solid waste vendor service is also used during special cleanout or renovation projects, for special events including Husky Football, and when a location requires regular weekend service.
A contracted compost hauler collects food waste, yard waste, and clean wood. Other contracted vendors collect materials that require special handling.
- Waste Management - Recycling & Solid Waste Collection Services
- International Paper - Fiber (Paper & Cardboard) Recycling
- Stericycle - Biomedical Waste Collection Services
- Cedar Grove Composting - Composting
- Total Reclaim - Electronic Waste Recycling
- EcoLights - Fluorescent Lamp Recycling
- GreenDisk - Electronic Media Recycling
- PCR - Printer/Copier Cartridges & Components
- Styro Recycle - Styrofoam Blocks & Large Pieces