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UW Recycling & Solid Waste
February 24, 2011

Trash-In 2011 will take place on April 13 at the Bryants Building Annex. Recycling & Solid Waste will receive one day’s worth of trash from eight designated campus buildings and sort it into categories currently collected on campus. Please share your availability to volunteer, or email us at recycle@uw.edu for more information. Let’s get trashy!

In 1970, UW students held the first ever "Trash-In" on campus to emphasize the waste associated with American life. They collected trash from around campus and separated it into categories, returning recyclable materials to the original producers for reprocessing. Today, the UW Trash-In aims to increase public awareness about how much recyclable or compostable material is still being thrown away on campus. We’ve come a long way, but there’s still more to do!