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Our mission is to promote waste reduction, reuse, and recycling while educating students, faculty, and staff on how to make simple lifestyle changes that positively impact local and global natural environments through voluntary partnership with our program.

Journey of Waste at UNL Infographic

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Make a Difference on Campus and in the Community

Practicing the 3 R's is an easy way to help make a positive impact on UNL and the surrounding Lincoln Community. Learn more about Lincoln and Lancaster County's water reduction guidelines.


Download Lincoln's guide to solid waste

Recycling Success

In 2021, UNL diverted 2392 tons of materials away from landfill with a diversion rate of 47%. Let's continue to strive to increase our recycling rate at UNL!

As a result of your recycling efforts in 2021,
UNL was able to conserve:

  • 9,136 Trees

  • 3,761,996 Gallons of Water

  • 752,399 lbs of Air Pollution

  • 2,203,455 kW Hours of Electricity

  • 1,774 cu yd of landfill space

Report a problem or request service

Contact your Building Maintenance Reporter (BMR) in your building to report a problem or request service. If a BMR is not available, you may contact the Facilities Service Desk directly at 402-472-1550 or servicedesk@unl.edu.

Contact us for additional information and questions.