One of the most important principles of sustainability is to reduce waste.
UMass Lowell has well-developed Recycling & Waste Diversion programs in place. As these programs continue to evolve, they reduce solid waste and increase recycling efforts across all corners of campus.
To learn more about some of our initiatives in this area check out the following:
Learn about our Zero-Sort or single stream recycling program. Over the years, this program has proven to allow us to increase our recycling efforts.
Guide to Greener Giveaways in hopes of dramatically reducing this costly, unnecessary and environmentally unfriendly waste stream.
At key points throughout the university there are collection bins hanging where members of the university community can drop-off any batteries or small electronics they may have for recycling free of charge. Find out where all the bins are located on this page.
The university has been working to implement a composting program University-Wide, learn more about this program.
Student to student sharing of donated items within residence halls.
The Office of Sustainability is committed to minimizing the amount of waste generated by the university.