Valparaiso University embraces the social responsibility of conserving material resources through recycling.

Recycling includes:

  • Reducing waste by re-using products and minimizing the use of disposable products.
  • Collecting those items that can be recycled by removing them from non-recycling waste.
  • Purchasing products that are made out of recyclable material.

Members of the campus community are encouraged to participate in this effort. Facilities Management can provide a framework for this participation but each individual, office, or organization can aid greatly in getting recyclable items to the collection point.

Dining Services and Facilities Management are experimenting with biodegradable food waste. This could, if successful, greatly reduce the waste stream to landfills while improving soil conditions.