In 2011-12, Carleton University produced approximately 2,360 metric tons of waste or approximately 83 kg per capita. This does not include construction or large- scale renovation waste. Of that 2,360 metric tons of waste, 1,332 metric tons or 56 per cent, were diverted through reuse, composting and recycling. This is an increase of 13 per cent over 2008-09 – achieved through various initiatives, including adding more recycling containers on campus, producing consistent signage and education materials, and diverting other materials such as unwanted furniture. Just the recycling of the blue box-type materials at Carleton has saved the university approximately $74,500.

Please use the links below to find out how to recycle a wide variety of materials, including electronic waste and large pieces of metal and wood.

Thanks for doing your part!