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UW Trash-In

Electronics Recycling

Earth Day Events

Published: March 21, 2012

Welcome to the Earth Day edition of R4 NEWS!

This issue focuses on the exciting events leading up to and during Earth Day 2012. You'll read about how technology is changing the way UW recycles, learn about volunteer opportunities, and see how small changes can make a big difference!

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Dirty to Digital
UW introduces hi-tech kiosks for composting, recycling and garbage disposal.

Beginning in April, when you toss your empty soda bottle into a recycling container on the University’s famed Red Square, you will be part of a system that makes waste collection efficient, sustainable and educational.


Exploring the Way We Waste
Annual 'UW Trash-In' event to be held April 11th on Red Square.

The annual ‘UW Trash-In’ is a fun and insightful way to explore how much compostable and recyclable material is still being thrown away on campus, and this annual event continues to grow in interest and impact.

  Dawgs Recycle 

Friendly Earth Recycling Wants to Lend You a Hand
Free electronic recycling sponsored by The Whole Foods Market.

Get rid of electronic waste you might have sitting around your home. On Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. there will be a free electronic recycling event held at the Roosevelt Square Whole Foods Market.


Join Us at Earth Day, April 20th
UW Recycling & Solid Waste shows that big change can come in small packages.

Most of us don’t think about what happens to our compostable cup after we toss it in the compost container. After all, we’ve done our part by sorting our waste into the right bins. But every time we do, we are driving big change.