tuane recyclingOn the uptown campus, Tulane recycles all paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, and aluminum & metal cans. Residence halls have recycling rooms or outside collection centers, office and classroom buildings have paper collection, and there are recycling bins for bottles & cans on the outside grounds and indoor public spaces. The downtown campus has single-stream recycling available at all buildings except 1555 Poydras. Free pickup of university-owned electronics for recycling is available on both campuses.

The annual recycling calendar begins with the collection of over 20 tons of cardboard as students move in to the residence halls. During the Spring semester, Tulane participates in the national RecycleMania college and university recycling competition. At the end of the year, Tulane runs donation drives in the residence halls during move-out, collecting tons of clothing, household items, Mardi Gras beads, nonperishable food, and books for area non-profits.

What you can do
  1. Recycle all your paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and metal cans, especially aluminum cans.
  2. Visit to learn about recycling in your residence hall or office
  3. Recycle cardboard by removing non-recyclable material and setting boxes next to your garbage can
  4. Reduce waste by bringing your own cup, printing on both sides, and choosing “for here” dining options

Tulane Recycling
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