Managing Your Waste

Swarthmore is committed to becoming a Zero Waste Campus! On our way to Zero Waste, our interim goal is to divert 80% of our campus waste away from the Chester incinerator and into compost or recycling by 2022.  

Explore these pages to learn how to properly dispose of many commonly used items, understand the bin systems installed around campus, find printable waste disposal signage, or request a zero-waste training for your team for a more hands-on lesson in how to correctly sort your waste.

Have stuff you don’t need anymore? Looking for free furniture, toiletries, or other dorm supplies? The Worthmore Free Store provides access to room furnishings and other supplies for students who may otherwise face cost or transport barriers in obtaining such items.