At UB, we encourage you to reduce waste and recycle as much as possible. You’ll find many ways to recycle paper, plastic, metal and more in your residence hall or apartment complex.
It’s easy to recycle at UB with our “All-In-One” recycling program, which means you do not have to sort recyclables by type. Simply mix the following recyclable items into the same recycling bin:
All batteries, old cell phones and similar small products with rechargeable batteries can be brought to your residence hall office or apartment office for recycling or proper disposal.
Recycling bins and facilities are located in every residence hall and apartment complex. You’ll usually find them in kitchens, lounges and other common areas. If you need help locating a recycling bin, please ask your residence hall director or complex director.
Dirty tin foil (quickly rinse off tin foil and recycle it)
Paper cups (including soda cups from campus food areas)
Plastic bags (you can recycle these at your local grocery store)
Plastic bottles and containers (numbers 3 to 7)
As a state institution, UB is mandated to recycle at least 50% of its waste. To reach this goal, all residents must participate in the recycling program. We appreciate your support in helping us achieve—and exceed—this goal.
If you have questions or suggestions about the recycling program—or if your residence hall or apartment needs more recycling bins—please contact:
If you have household items, decorations or other materials that are still useful, UB ReUSE can help find a new owner for your old stuff (and reduce the amount of waste going to landfills.) Learn more about UB ReUSE.