Waste Reduction and Recycling Department

  • President Gogue has provided leadership and demonstrated commitment towards developing sustainable plans for Auburn’s future. Recycling his old newspapers is simply second nature!President Gogue has provided leadership and demonstrated commitment towards developing sustainable plans for Auburn’s future. Recycling his old newspapers is simply second nature!
  • Aubie reduces waste by recycling, too!Aubie reduces waste by recycling, too!
  • Uncle Sam wants everyone at Auburn to recycle! Are you doing your part?Uncle Sam wants everyone at Auburn to recycle! Are you doing your part?
  • Auburn fans recycle their bottles and cans!Auburn fans recycle their bottles and cans!
  • Volunteers sort recycling collected during the previous day’s football game.Volunteers sort recycling collected during the previous day’s football game.
  • ROTC students volunteer early on Sunday mornings help recover recyclables left in the Stadium stands. On this particular day they collected more than 600 recyclable souvenir cups!ROTC students volunteer early on Sunday mornings help recover recyclables left in the Stadium stands. On this particular day they collected more than 600 recyclable souvenir cups!
  • Auburn University is dedicated to leading the way to a sustainable future through its Waste Reduction and Recycling Department.Auburn University is dedicated to leading the way to a sustainable future through its Waste Reduction and Recycling Department.
  • Have you ever wondered exactly how much material gets recycled on Game Days? This graph represents our 2010 Game Day Recycling Program data.Have you ever wondered exactly how much material gets recycled on Game Days? This graph represents our 2010 Game Day Recycling Program data.
  • Desk-side Mixed Paper Bins can be found in buildings across campus. Placed directly next to office trash bins, recycling couldn’t be any easier!Desk-side Mixed Paper Bins can be found in buildings across campus. Placed directly next to office trash bins, recycling couldn’t be any easier!
  • Containing about half a ton of aluminum, these roll-off containers are typically filled once a month. These weights increase fourfold during football seasons due to Gameday Recycling efforts.Containing about half a ton of aluminum, these roll-off containers are typically filled once a month. These weights increase fourfold during football seasons due to Gameday Recycling efforts.
  • Student workers Scott Russell and Jack Carey share results from the 2009 Student Center Food Waste Audit.Student workers Scott Russell and Jack Carey share results from the 2009 Student Center Food Waste Audit.
  • Volunteers help distribute free recycling bags to tailgaters before every home football game.Volunteers help distribute free recycling bags to tailgaters before every home football game.
  • Most campus dining venues recycle steel cans and plastic bottles generated during food preparation in the kitchens.Most campus dining venues recycle steel cans and plastic bottles generated during food preparation in the kitchens.
  • During the 2010 football season, over 600 volunteers helped ensure the continued success of our Game Day Recycling Program.During the 2010 football season, over 600 volunteers helped ensure the continued success of our Game Day Recycling Program.
  • Recycling Manager, Donny Addison and Kay Stone, of the Auburn University Environmental Institute use our special events Coca Cola recycling bins.Recycling Manager, Donny Addison and Kay Stone, of the Auburn University Environmental Institute use our special events Coca Cola recycling bins
  • Scott Russell takes a break on the ReCycle after peddling a load of equipment to the Recycling Tailgate.Scott Russell takes a break on the ReCycle after peddling a load of equipment to the Recycling Tailgate.
  • “Get Caught Recycling!” at a football game and you could win autographed football memorabilia, have your picture on the Jumbotron, and more!“Get Caught Recycling!” at a football game and you could win autographed football memorabilia, have your picture on the Jumbotron, and more!
  • Recycling Manager, Donny Addison makes some final preparations to the Recycling Tailgate.Recycling Manager, Donny Addison makes some final preparations to the Recycling Tailgate.
  • Increased recycling efforts during the 2009 Football Season proved successful with record collection weights.Increased recycling efforts during the 2009 Football Season proved successful with record collection weights.
  • Recycling Manager, Donny Addison, peddles a full load of collected recyclables. The ReCycle bike allows for easy campus navigation among football fan traffic.Recycling Manager, Donny Addison, peddles a full load of collected recyclables. The ReCycle bike allows for easy campus navigation among football fan traffic.
  • Recycling containers now accompany trash receptacles in the Student Center. Will your plastic bottle occupy a landfill for centuries or be recycled into a new product? You decideRecycling containers now accompany trash receptacles in the Student Center. Will your plastic bottle occupy a landfill for centuries or be recycled into a new product? You decide
  • Residential Recycling bags are distributed to all on-campus residents to facilitate convenient storage and transport of their recycling to outdoor collection bins.Residential Recycling bags are distributed to all on-campus residents to facilitate convenient storage and transport of their recycling to outdoor collection bins.
  • Student worker Brian Simpson demonstrates use of the NEW Stadium recycling bins.Student worker Brian Simpson demonstrates use of the NEW Stadium recycling bins.
  • Volunteers rest in the shade and rehydrate after distributing recycling bags to tailgaters across campus.Volunteers rest in the shade and rehydrate after distributing recycling bags to tailgaters across campus.
  • The notable decrease in recyclable materials collected during 2009 resulted from the loss of the local market for mixed, single-stream recycling material in late 2008. In 2009, the Recycling Program responded by transitioning to a dual-stream or separated collection system. The transition proved successful in 2010 as material collection rates and revenue reached a record high.The notable decrease in recyclable materials collected during 2009 resulted from the loss of the local market for mixed, single-stream recycling material in late 2008. In 2009, the Recycling Program responded by transitioning to a dual-stream or separated collection system. The transition proved successful in 2010 as material collection rates and revenue reached a record high.
  • Coca-Cola recycling containers for plastic bottles and aluminum cans are located throughout the Auburn Arena, making it easy for Tiger basketball fans to recycle.Coca-Cola recycling containers for plastic bottles and aluminum cans are located throughout the Auburn Arena, making it easy for Tiger basketball fans to recycle.
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach, Jason Riddell, uses the new Coca-Cola recycling bin in the Auburn Arena gym.Strength and Conditioning Coach, Jason Riddell, uses the new Coca-Cola recycling bin in the Auburn Arena gym.
  • Recycling containers for cardboard, mixed paper and bottles/cans are located beside all trash dumpsters in residential areas including the Village, Quad, Hill, and CDV.Recycling containers for cardboard, mixed paper and bottles/cans are located beside all trash dumpsters in residential areas including the Village, Quad, Hill, and CDV.


Our Mission:

Recycling Training GuideThe AU Recycling Program was established in 2005 by the Auburn University Facilities Management and Sustainability Initiative. In 2008 we officially became the Auburn University Waste Reduction and Recycling Department.

The mission of Auburn University’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Department is to provide waste reduction opportunities and quality routine recycling services to campus clients and during special events on the University campus.  We strive to be a client focused department, one that is dedicated to promoting our services and educating the campus and surrounding community.  Our goal is to reduce the environmental impact of waste and effectively manage the lifecycle of current and future resources.


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