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Waste reduction

The waste reduction unit has standardized the management of solid waste and recycling at the university. We keep the campus clean and green. We are the front line of campus sustainability. Campus recycling and food waste services are now integrated, supported by education and outreach programs through the Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability.

Who can use this service?

  • Faculty
  • Staff

How do I request or access this service?

How do I learn more about waste reduction at UVic?

Service Standard

Garbage and Recycling collection from loading dock

  • Paper recycling will be collected from high occupant buildings 3x/week from high occupant buildings and 2x/week from low occupant buildings.
  • Mixed container recycling will be collected from high occupant buildings 2x/week and 1x/week from low occupant buildings.
  • Cardboard recycling will be collected from high occupant buildings 2x/week and 1x/week from low occupant buildings.
  • Compost will be collected from food outlet locations 1-3x/week and bi-weekly from other locations on campus.
  • Garbage will be collected from high occupant buildings daily – 3x/week and from low occupant buildings 1-2x/week

Tri-Station and Tote Cleanliness

  • Tri-stations in campus buildings will be cleaned as requested by Janitorial Services.
  • Paper totes on loading docks will be cleaned 3x/year.
  • Mixed container totes on loading docks will be cleaned once a month.
  • Garbage totes on loading docks will be cleaned every 6 weeks.

Work Order Requests

  • Work orders will be completed on specified dates or within 48 hours of receipt.

Services include

  • Disposal - Garbage
  • Disposal - Compost
  • Recycling - Plastic, Metal and Paper Containers
  • Recycling - Clean Paper and Paper Packaging 
  • Recycling - Cardboard
  • Recycling - Glass
  • Cleaning - Loading Dock
  • Cleaning - Tri-station
  • Cleaning - Tote

By Work Order Request

  • Recycling - Battery
  • Recycling - Drywall
  • Recycling - Electronic Media
  • Recycling - Electronics
  • Recycling - Furniture
  • Recycling - Lamp
  • Recycling - Soft Plastics
  • Recycling - Styrofoam
  • Recycling - Toner Cartridge
  • Recycling - Wood
  • Garbage and Recycling – Special Event/Activity
  • Compost Bags
  • Furniture Removal

Other sustainable practices include: