Recycling at UVU began over a decade ago as concerned students that wanted to make
a difference banded together to get a recycling program here at UVU. From those small
beginnings the recycling program has grown immensely. UVU's campus is now littered
with recycling bins to make it as user friendly as possible for faculty and students
to make the responsible choice to recycle. As Utah's largest university, UVU has the
responsibility to continue it's legacy of sustainability.
2012 marked the first year that UVU participated in Recyclemania!
Recyclemania is a nationwide competition between colleges and universities to see who can reduce, reuse, and recycle the best.
In 2011 UVU recycled approximately
157 tons of paper and cardboard which saved
1300 lbs of aluminum which saved