Facilities Operations

A Department in Facilities

Waste Reduction and Recycling

With a focus on sustainability, the OWRR’s mission is to provide an integrated, cost-effective and environmentally sound waste management program for the entire UNCG community. Through departmental collaboration, program development and educational outreach, we aim to foster effective resource use on campus. In achieving this goal, the OWRR will:

  • Manage collection and disposal of all solid waste and recycling on campus
  • Provide educational and technical assistance to staff, faculty, and students
  • Partner with Facility Services staff to bring solid waste to outdoor collection containers
  • Collaborate with all campus entities to achieve long term solutions to challenges

Main Responsibilities

  • Central contact for all solid waste collection programs
  • Maintain solid waste records
  • Empties outdoor trash/recycling walkway containers
  • Empties all parking deck trash/recycling containers
  • Services all dumpster areas on campus
  • Provides recycling containers and signage to campus buildings
  • Operate special event and seasonal solid waste collection programs
  • Develops educational and outreach programs designed to reduce waste and divert waste from landfill disposal
  • Collects and markets a variety of waste commodities (scrap metal, office paper, cardboard, cooking oil, electronics, hard cover books, toner cartridges, batteries and pallets)