YSU Recycling Program

2020 Program Goals

  • Improve quality of recovered recyclable wastes to reduce contamination rates for downstream recyclers. 
  • Achieve a 70% waste diversion rate (% of waste recovered for recycling, reuse, and composting).
  • Place in the top 10 schools in the Recyclemania competition. 
  • Increase campus awareness of available recycling opportunities through creative events and promotions.
  • Extend environmental education outreach to local schools and the community.

Previous Years Achievements

Recyclable, Reusable and Compostable Materials Diverted From Landfill:

  • 2019 Waste Diversion Rate: 69%
  • 2019: 843 tons
  • 2018: 882 tons
  • 2017: 894 tons
  • 2016: 819 tons
  • 2015: 787 tons
  • 2014: 783 tons
  • 2013: 803 tons
  • 2012: 751 tons
  • 2011: 732 tons
  • 2010: 699 tons
  • 2009: 675 tons
  • 2008: 600 tons
  • 2007: 565 tons
  • 2006: 505 tons
  • 2005: 414 tons
  • 2004: 377 tons