What To Do
UC San Diego’s Zero Waste Goal
UC’s have a goal of Zero Waste by 2020. To achieve this goal, we need to rethink how we handle our waste.
- Rethink what you buy and use
- Reduce water and electrical consumption- use refillable water bottles, turn off lights, take shorter showers, use LED bulbs, etc. Report leaking faucets, sprinklers, etc. to 858.534.2600
- Re-use: Water bottles, to-go coffee mugs, reusable plates in Dining locations
- Recycle: glass, aluminum, all rigid plastics, all paper (without food or human waste). And YES, it really does get recycled!
- Compost: food scraps.
Here’s some more info on what to trash, recycle, and compost.
It is illegal to trash batteries, electronic or computer equipment, etc., but you can recycle it. Look for an E-Waste drive on campus, or find out more by contacting:
- HDH Sustainability office, 858.246.0730
Students who live on campus can bring their used batteries to these locations for proper disposal:
- Eleanor Roosevelt College Student Activity Center (map)
- Marshall College Residential Life Office (map)
- Middle of Muir (map)
- Muir College Residential Life Office (map)
- Revelle College Residential Life Office (map)
- Sixth College Residential Life Office (map)
- Warren College Residential Life Office (map)
- Sustainability Resource Center (SRC) (map)
What HDH Does to be Sustainable
The department of Housing • Dining • Hospitality works hard with the EcoNauts throughout the year to practice what we preach—recycle, conserve, and sustain! Making the best use of natural resources, minimizing negative impact on our environment, and satisfying our customers are our main objectives. Open the attached PDF for more detailed info.
Interested in more information? Contact us!