Trash and Recycling Information
UW-Madison uses a multi-stream waste and recycling program. That means we are all responsible for sorting trash and recyclable items into the correct bins.
SoE Building Services created a recycling guide to be used by departments and units. Please use it as needed in your area.
This online quiz is an educational tool that provides information on how certain items can be recycled on campus. The quiz was originally developed by Kris Ackerbauer at FP&M and was adapted for web use by SoE Building Services.
Trash and Recycling Tags
Use these cutout tags for items, or collections of items, that do not fit in the standard trash or recycling bins. Make sure these items are clearly labeled with these tags - custodial staff will not collect items outside of bins without tags attached.
Trash Cutouts (PDF)
Recycle Cutouts (PDF)
Additional Information and Links
UW Office of Sustainability - Recycling Information
This website provides additional detail on campus recycling.
Commonly Trashed Recyclables and E-Waste
Also from the Office of Sustainability, this page has good information about items that are recyclable but often placed in the trash. It also provides information and locations for recycling E-Waste, such as batteries, CD's, cameras, and other electronic items.