Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling promotes comprehensive waste reduction practices and provides effective solid waste services including recycling, composting and trash disposal to the UNC-Chapel Hill community.

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Green Games February Program – DIYDo it yourself

January 30, 2019

Did you know that the garbage from fast food restaurants make up 50% of street waste? By making your own food you can reduce waste from restaurants like Styrofoam take-out containers and leftover food!


Green Games January Program – Energy Reductionlight bulb and plug

January 15, 2019

The United States, like most industrial countries, relies heavily on coal, oil, and natural gas for its energy. These fossil fuels are non-renewable, which means they use finite resources that will eventually dwindle, becoming too expensive or environmentally damaging to retrieve.


Green Games December Program – Sustainable HolidaysHoliday recycling graphic with circling arrows around a skyline with a tree in the foreground.

December 4, 2018

Americans throw away about 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. If every American family wrapped just 3 presents in reused materials, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields.

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Room 127 General Storeroom Building
111 Airport Drive, CB #1805
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1805
Phone: 919-962-1442
Email: recycling@facilities.unc.edu
Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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