Did you know that on average Americans only recycle about one tenth of their trash? Did you also know that recycling can benefit the environment, the economy, and is good for the University? In accordance with the Green U mission, the University of Miami has a single-stream recycling program campus wide, meaning much more materials can be captured. Our goal is to make it easier for you to help the university reduce its environmental impact. Small changes such as recycling more can make a large difference. Thanks in advance for your support!!



Outdoor common areas:
- Trashcans are paired with recycle units throughout all campus areas.
- Outdoor bins are for bottles and cans of aluminum or plastics # 1-7.
- It is encouraged that caps are removed and bottles are emptied prior to placement in recycling receptacle.
- Food waste and other materials are not to be placed in the recycling side of these units.

Office areas:
- Single stream bins are provided in break rooms or copy areas of all office locations
- Single stream recycling means that all recyclable materials can go in to one bin. These items should not be placed in the trash can.
- It is encouraged that caps are removed and bottles are emptied prior to placement in recycling receptacle.
- Food waste and other materials not for recycling is not to be placed in the recycling side of these units. If a container that can be recycled has food waste please scrape into trashcan first then place recyclable item in recycle bin.

Classroom Areas:
- Single stream bins are provided in the lobbies of many buildings and are accessible to many classroom areas.
- Single stream recycling means that all recyclable materials can go in to one bin. These items should not be placed in the trash can
- It is encouraged that caps are removed and bottles are emptied prior to placement in recycling receptacle.
- Food waste and other materials not for recycling is not to be placed in the recycling side of these units. If a container that can be recycled has food waste please scrape into trashcan first then place recyclable item in recycle bin.

Libraries/ Computer labs:
- All libraries and computer labs have strategically placed recycle bins for single stream recycling.

Residence Halls
Residence Areas: All residential areas are single stream. This means that a greater amount of items can now be captured for recycling instead of going to the landfill.
Bins arelocated in the following locations along with instructions on what you can and cannot recycle.

- Towers (Stanford and Hecht)/ Mahoney & Pearson/ Eaton

  • Floors: Each Floor has 2 recycle bins in the recycle room (towers) or by the elevators (Mahoney, Pearson, Eaton). On the bin there are detailed instructions about what you can and cannot place in them. Please place cardboard next to bin. This must be cardboard only no Pizza boxes, food, or other contents of cardboard boxes. Remember: before you throw it out consider what U can recycle first!

  • Lobby:

  •  There are bins located in the lobbies for single stream.


- University Village: In university village there will be increased recycle bins located near the dumpsters for singles stream recycling. On the bin there are detailed instructions about what you can and cannot place in them. Remember: before you throw it out consider what you can recycle first!

- Single stream recycling means that all recyclable materials can go in to one bin. These items should not be placed in the trash can.
- It is encouraged that caps are removed and bottles are emptied prior to placement in recycling receptacle.
- Food waste and other materials not for recycling is not to be placed in the recycling side of these units. If a container that can be recycled has food waste please scrape into trashcan first then place recyclable item in recycle bin.