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Waste-Free Holiday

Reducing Junk Mail

Dawgs Recycle
Hollywood Calling

2012 Trash-In

E-Cycle Elecronics

Published: December 15, 2011

Holiday wishes from all of us at UW Recycling & Solid Waste!

In this edition, R4 News takes "reduce, reuse, recycle" to the next leveleach of us rethinking how we use and dispose of material during the holiday season. Together, we can bring about change that benefits our University and our planet.

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Enjoying a Waste-Free Holiday
Tips and resources for minimizing waste and maximizing recycling.

This holiday season, being festive doesn’t have to mean being wasteful. Here are a few tips and some local resources to help you rethink your holiday season.


New Year's Resolution: Slim Down...Your Junk Mail
How to stop unwanted catalogs and mail to reduce waste.

If you’re like most UW employees, you probably receive your fair share of catalogs and junk mail. These unwanted solicitations are a nuisance, but they are also bad for the environment. Did you know you can stop receiving them altogether? We'll tell you how.

  Dawgs Recycle 

Real Dawgs Recycle
Blue Bag recycling outreach helps tailgaters stay green on the go.

Pre-football tailgating is a tradition at UW. And so is sorting our pre-game waste. The “Blue Bag” recycling outreach program, run by UW Recycling & Solid Waste, provides bags to tailgaters to collect their recyclables. In its sixth year, the Blue Bag tradition continues to grow in popularity and impact.


Hollywood Recycles the UW Way
Recycling & Solid Waste assists with the filming of 21 and Over

Production of the film 21 and Over came to UW this fall, bringing a flurry of activity to various parts of campus. Behind the scenes, UW Recycling & Solid Waste worked closely with the production company to maximize waste collection.

  Trash-In 2012 

Save the Date – UW Trash-In, April 11, 2012
1,200 pounds of garbage meets two-dozen sustainability-minded volunteers.

The date is set for UW's annual Trash-In. It's a hands-on (and gloves on), educational trash-sorting event run by UW Recycling & Solid Waste. The event aims to increase public awareness about how much recyclable or compostable material is still being thrown away as garbage on campus.

  E-Cycle Washington 

Recycle with E-Cycle
Program offers free recycling of personal electronic devices.

Electronics are popular gifts for yourself and others during the holiday season. But what do you do with the old one? E-Cycle Washington is a free program that provides recycling of electronics at authorized collection sites.