The responsible management of waste as a requirement to sustain and restore our natural resources as well as the communities in which we serve. We are committed to minimizing our environmental footprint by fostering a culture that reduces, reuses, and recycles waste. To support a closed-loop waste management processes, our innovative practices include partnering with suppliers who share our vision, working to reduce source packaging, enabling recovery and reuse of discarded materials, and recycling waste to create raw materials for other purposes. We are always seeking new and innovative ways to minimize our environmental footprint.

OBJECTIVE: To maximize on-campus reclamation of hazardous materials and consumer products.

POLICY 1.6.1: All University buildings shall be designed with facilities to accommodate collection, storage, and disposal of recycled materials.
POLICY 1.6.2: The University shall coordinate on-campus recycling programs with those of local government in regard to materials collected and disposal/collection procedures.
POLICY 1.6.3: The University shall provide on-campus facilities for thecollection and storage of hazardous materials used in University operations asrequired by federal, state, and local regulations.
POLICY 1.6.4: The University shall implement academic programs that promote awareness of environmental impacts of resource recycling.
POLICY 1.6.5: The University shall continue to enforce hazardous materialshandling and storage procedures per the recommendations of the Department ofEnvironmental Health and Safety.

By 2020, the University will obtain a 75 percent recycling rate.

Materials Procurement
The environmental impacts of our purchasing practices and how we operate our business every day are important. We seek to purchase and use environmentally preferable products and services, and recognize suppliers who reduce environmental impacts in their production and distribution systems or services. We partner with our suppliers, customers, and environmental experts to understand the impacts of available products and services on the environment and communities and to identify better solutions and alternatives.Responsible Procurement

To learn more, visit the UCF Recycles website.