Recycling Program Statistics

In 2014, we recycled 35% of the total waste the University of Minnesota generated, keeping nearly 3,000 tons of waste out of the incinerator. 

Recycling also reduces the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. In 2013, 7,310 tons of CO2 were averted from the atmosphere. For every pound of material recycled, 1.9 lbs of CO2 were averted!

Material 2013 (tonnage)
Office 1,276.6
News 104.2
Books 163.5
Bottles & Cans 177.7
Cardboard 771.5
Organics 1,353.7
Total 3,847.2
 
% of waste steam recycled 41.4%

2014 BOTTLES AND CANS BREAKDOWN (tonnage)

Glass 74.6
Tin Cans 14.9
Aluminum Cans 16.4
Polypropylene 7.8
PET Plastic 32.8
HDPE Plastic 14.1
LDPE 11.6
Mixed Containers 5.5

Contact Information

Administrative Offices
Como Recycling Facility
3009 Como Ave S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Recycling Hotline: 612-625-8084

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