Other waste services

Recycling and composting for special events

We can arrange special event recycling and composting for sporting events, festivals, conferences, or other events.  To make arrangements for special event recycling and composting, please submit an online service request to initiate this. If you are not registered in our system and have a CWL, please see this page for further instructions on how to access. While you are waiting for  access you can contact our service center at 604.822.2173.

Special pick-ups

We offer pick-up and recycling of non-confidential documents and files. To make arrangements for special pick-ups, please submit an online service request to initiate this. If you are not registered in our system and have a CWL, please see this page for further instructions on how to access. While you are waiting for  access you can contact our service center at 604.822.2173.

Confidential shredding

UBC Building Operations offers a competitively priced shredding service for confidential documents. To make arrangements for confidential shredding, please submit an online customer funded service request to initiate this. If you are not registered in our system and have a CWL please fill out the PeopleSoft Access Request Form to get access.While you are waiting for access you can contact our Service Centre at 604.822.2173.

Documents for confidential shredding should be stored in a closed box in a secured location for pick up. The cost is $5.00 per box plus labour (no need to send a journal voucher).

After your documents have been collected they are transferred to our secure warehouse, and from there they are collected and shredded within 36 hours by our fully bonded and screened vendor for destruction. We receive an itemized certificate of destruction including start time, finish time, date & weight of material destroyed. Our vendor is also a member of NAID (National Associated for Information Destruction)

Our UBC drivers all carry UBC ID cards If you have any doubts you should not hand over any documents to any person—you can call 604.822.4676 to verify if needed.

Bulk waste hauling

Do you have a storage room full of obsolete materials? Are you moving offices and have materials you want to get rid of? E-mail operations@recycle.ubc.ca or call the Waste Management team at 604.822.9619 and we will consult with you to recycle what we can, and set up a special pick-up to dispose of the rest. Cost is dependent on time and size of the job.

Have a service suggestion?

Is there a service that you think we should be providing to the UBC community? Have an idea of how we can improve some of our existing services? Please let us know by emailing operations@recycle.ubc.ca.