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Campus Waste Stations and Bins

You may have noticed our innovative waste stations around campus, which we have significantly streamlined from 39 models to two! We also offer desk-side "buddy-bin" sets for your recycling and trash. Visit our Waste Disposal Guide for a more comprehensive list of disposal instructions for commonly used items.

Waste Stations for Compost, Recycling, and Trash

The two waste stations pictured below are installed throughout common areas on campus. Alongside the waste signage, they are meant to easily guide you through how to dispose of commonly used items and be a clear, consistent, and recognizable presence on campus.

Waste stations can currently be found in most buildings across campus, with additional stations being added on a yearly basis.

Waste Station, Standard Model

waste station with compost, trash, and recycling bins side by side


Waste Station, Formal Model

Waste station with compost, recycling, and trash bins side by side

Trash Buddy

The “trash buddy” bin set is intended for individuals’ desks, replacing your normal size trash can with a small one that attaches to your recycling can. When these bins are full, you simply bring your waste to your nearest waste station. Trash buddies encourage community members to be more conscious about the waste they generate - with the aim of both reducing overall waste and prioritizing recycling over incinerated trash. Some employees even use their buddy bin for desk-side compost! Buddy bin sets also save the EVS team time and reduce the use of bin liners.

All new or renovated office spaces (e.g., Whittier, Singer Hall) are equipped with buddy bin sets and other departments have opted-in (e.g., all departments in 101 S Chester and Facilities). Please contact us if you are interested!