Supporting Zero Waste

Building Operations is a key supporter of UBC’s plan to be a “Zero Waste” campus where all unwanted products and materials will be treated as resources that can be used again. To help achieve this goal, UBC is replacing garbage cans with multi-bin recycling stations. Targets to divert 60% of our operational waste from the landfill by 2016, and 80% by 2020 are also being developed as part of the Zero Waste Action Plan.

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Composting

We have a comprehensive organics composting program that digests from personal food wastes to the tremendous amount of leaf and tree mater the university produces each year.

e-Waste

UBC Building operations leads the collection and safe recycling of a wide variety of e-Waste products.

Recycling programs

We offer recycling programs for the safe recycling of a wide variety of wastes produced in the operation of the University.