Sorting Waste at UAS
UCLA is going Zero Waste in 2020! Here at UAS, we participate in a triple stream waste program.
What does that mean?
In your homes, set up a recycling bin and a food waste bowl, in addition to your trash can. At most dumpsters, you will see 3 types of bins: tan for landfill, blue for recycling, and green for composting.
To sort items into the correct bin, here are some basics to know:
Green Bin – Compost: Keep all food waste in a compost bin or bowl by the kitchen sink, such as fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat, and more.
Blue Bin - Recycling: Collect your recyclables in a bin separate from your trash. Remember to empty and clean out bottles, cans, metal, cartons, cardboard, and more.
Tan Bin – Landfill: Use your trash can for non-recyclables such as coffee cups, wrappers, Styrofoam, diapers, and more.
Special Collection – Set aside these items and remember do NOT throw them into any dumpster:
Batteries: Battery collection tubes in UAS Laundry Rooms
E-waste: UCLA SAFE Collection center, or leave by dumpster – do not block access to bins
Bulky items: leave by dumpster – do not block access to bins, do not leave on sidewalks
If you have more questions about sorting waste, ask your UASRA Green Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).