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  • Single Stream Change

    Single Stream change

    DSWA has recently clarified whether soda bottle caps can be recycled. Remove caps and discard in regular trash. Soda bottle caps are made from a different type of plastic and mold, and can cause problems if the bottles are being baled. The cap keeps air in bottles and makes them difficult to compact.

  • Separation Anxiety?

    Separation Anxiety?

    With the switch single stream recycling, campus community members can now place ALL accepted recyclable items—paper, glass, plastic, cardboard—into ANY blue recycling container on campus.

  • Working with DSWA

    Working with DSWA

    The University of Delaware is working closely with the Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) to raise campus recycling levels on campus and participates in DSWA's Single Stream Recycling Program. Find out more information about DSWA's single stream recycling

  • Batteries

    Electronics, Batteries and Other equipment

    Through the support of Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) and UD's Environmental Health and Safety unit, you can recycle electronic equipment, batteries, and other specialized items on campus. VisitThe EHS web site   and DSWA for information.

  • Cardboard Boxes

    Breakdown Cardboard Boxes

    Boxes that are not "broken down" or flattened take up space and increase the cost of recycling as more trips are needed to remove recyclables. Do your part and BREAK DOWN cardboard boxes!

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    According to the EPA, between 1960 and 2007 the amount of trash per person almost doubled from 2.7 to 4.6 pounds per day. Recycling is only a part of the solution to reducing the amount of waste going to landfills. Visit the EPA's website to learn more.

Climate Action Plan

Climate Action Plan

UD's first-ever Climate Action Plan identifies a path toward reaching the University's aggressive environmental goals. Read More

Sustainability at UD

Sustainability at UD

Our three-pronged approach: Producing leading-edge research and scholarship on the subject; incorporating sustainability into our operations; and engaging the campus community, the state, the nation and the world on the issue. Read more