Visit BYU's Sustainability page for more information on how the university is pursuing opportunities for sustainability that we believe make a genuine difference and economic sense.
The Following Items May Be Recycled In Campus Recycling Bins**
* Please Remove All Packing Material & Flatten Boxes *
Empty Pizza Boxes
Plastic Soda & Water Bottles
** Any item not listed above should not be recycled in BYU's recycling bins.
Large items MAY NOT be disposed of in BYU dumpsters. If you have any large items to donate or dispose, please visit our Large Item Donation and Disposal page for a list of locations and acceptable items.
All campus offices and common areas should have recycling bins.
To obtain a recycling bin or assistance with removing discarded paper goods during an office move, contact Recycling by calling 801-422-4662.
Austin and Katy talk with Bill Rudy and Patrick Smith-LaBombard about the BYU recycling program. Learn what products BYU accepts for recycling and where it goes after you put it in the bin.
The Y Life Science podcasts highlight research and science projects happening in the College of Life Sciences at BYU, as well as life science and conservation efforts happening in the community.
Recorded Sept 30, 2022
How We Serve Campus
Recycle Everyday Items
Recycle Scrap Metal
Collect Office Papers & Books
Encourage Glass Recycling
Come try to solve the amazing recycle maze! Find your way through millions of pounds of recycled carboard, milk jugs, paper, and more! While you're running through, try to find all of the incredible recycling facts. Bring your friends, family, dentist - whoever you want! And be prepared to have an amazing time!
Cardboard Box Castle
In 2012, BYU's student group EcoResponse teamed up with Recycling to beat the world record for the largest cardboard box castle, building and demolishing the structure in a single day. BYU continues to hold the world record, increasing the size and scope of the castle every year. The castle build is usually held in conjunction with the Campus Race to Zero Waste, a nationwide college and university recycling competition.