Welcome to UNR Recycling
UNR Recycling is divided into two branches
-- one branch which
handles paper and another which handles all other types of
recycling. This website is dedicated to the branch which
handles bottles, cans, and other miscellaneous recyclables.
For paper recycling information, click
UNR Recycling provides several services which include the maintenance of over 300 bins on campus. The residence halls have over 100 bins which are located on every floor and emptied twice weekly. Another 200 bins are placed in high-traffic areas on campus and are also emptied weekly. In addition to emptying bins on campus, UNR Recycling also provides services to Lawlor Events Center and the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.
The recycling program has continued to see growth in recycling on campus. Since 2005, the recycling program has seen a 541% increase in recycling which can be attributed to an increased number of bins (thanks to increased funding) and a greater awareness of recycling on campus. Currently, the recycling program handles approximately 38,500 pounds of recycling a year.
If your bin needs to be emptied, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and our staff will empty your bin as soon as possible. A list of items that are accepted in the recycling bins is provided below.