YSU Recycling Program

2016 Program Goals

  • Divert 850 tons of recyclable, reusable, and compostable materials from the landfill.
  • Achieve a 70% waste diversion rate (% of waste recovered for recycling, reuse, and composting).
  • Place in the top 30 schools in the Recyclemania competition. 
  • Increase finished compost product for distribution to local urban farms.
  • Create a strategy to increase efficiency in food waste composting program during Winter months. 
  • Increase campus awareness of available recycling opportunities through creative events and promotions.
  • Extend environmental education outreach to local schools and the community.

Previous Years Achievements

Recyclable, Reusable and Compostable Materials Diverted From Landfill:

  • 2015 Waste Diversion rate: 65%
  • 2015: 787 tons
  • 2014: 783 tons
  • 2013: 803 tons
  • 2012: 751 tons
  • 2011: 732 tons
  • 2010: 699 tons
  • 2009: 675 tons
  • 2008: 600 tons
  • 2007: 565 tons
  • 2006: 505 tons
  • 2005: 414 tons
  • 2004: 377 tons