Recycling & Waste Management
Recycling is an important part of Dartmouth's sustainability initiative. Most of our recycling from campus buildings goes through a single-stream system known as Zero-Sort. Additionally, we recycle construction and demolition (C&D) materials, cardboard, electronics, metal, uniforms, universal waste—e.g., batteries and light bulbs—and tires.
Currently, Dartmouth composts about 400 tons of food waste annually. The Dartmouth Recycles crew transports food waste from dining venues to a compost compactor, and our waste hauler then transports the compactor to the Lebanon Landfill where it is placed in windrows for composting. The composted material is spread as a top layer over landfill areas and planted with grass seed.
As Dartmouth improves its recycling and composting rate, more trash is diverted from the landfill.
How to Dispose of Items on Campus
Check out this detailed list of how to dispose of items on campus.