West Chester University provides innovative recycling and waste reduction solutions with unmatched passion for the well-being of our campus community and our environment.

WCU provides daily waste and recycling collection for the entire campus. The collection of waste on campus is a collaborative effort between several university departments including Custodial Operations, Grounds Maintenance, Moving Services & Surplus, Environmental Health and Safety, and the Office of Sustainability.

How can I recycle at WCU?

Recycling at WCU is single stream, meaning that paper, glass, cardboard, plastic, and metal containers all go into one bin. However, trash still needs to be placed in a different container. Many side-by-side trash and recycling containers have been placed around campus in common areas and classrooms. If you’re not sure how to dispose of your items, visit our Disposal Guide.

All members of the campus community are encouraged to join in the University's commitment to recycle.

Did you know, every ton of paper we recycle:

  • Saves approximately 17 trees
  • Saves enough energy to power a home for six months
  • Keeps almost 60 pounds of effluent out of the air
  • Saves 7,000 gallons of water
  • Avoids land filling three cubic yards of material

By recycling and reducing waste, we lessen our impact on the Earth. We all want to do what we can to protect the environment. Learn More About Recycling at West Chester University.