Wayne State University is dedicated to sustainable waste reduction practices on campus. Our recycling program is conducted through Custodial Services.  WSU uses a single stream recycling system which eases the collection process on campus.  This video, created by Green Living Science, explains the single-stream recycling process and how the recyclable material is sorted at the municipal recycling facility. All you have to do is throw your recyclables in the bin.  For your convenience, recycling bins are strategically located around campus. 

Recyclables are picked up from WSU and taken to the recycling facility where they are sorted, sent to manufacturers, and made into new items. The recycling effort at WSU ensures items that enter the waste stream will eventually be used to make other products for sale and reduce the need to use additional natural resource. 

In order to promote and facilitate recycling practices on campus,  Office of Campus Sustainability partnered up with Green Living Science to develop some educational material to distribute around campus. Keep an eye out for our flyers and brochures and spread the word about recycling! 



•The EPA states that an average college student produces 640 pounds of solid waste each year, including 500 disposable cups and 320 pounds of paper.
•Last year Wayne State recycled over 800 tons of recyclable material. 


For questions related to recycling, please call (313) 577-5068.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle