Recycling and Waste Management

Recycling and Waste Management

June 21, 2013

The Facilities Management Recycling Program enhances the UCLA environment by diverting substantial amounts of refuse from landfills and encouraging more responsible use of natural resources. Initiated in 1990, the program currently recycles nearly 9 million pounds generated annually by the UCLA community.

Recycling Program Overview 

Recycling Program Overview: The UCLA Recycling Program diverts substantial amounts of refuse from landfills and encourages more responsible use of natural resources. 

Desk-Side Recycling Program 

Desk-Side Recycling Program: In 4 months, the Mixed Paper recycling has had a large impact on UCLA efforts to stay ahead of the green curve.

White Paper 

White paper: White paper is a vital recycling commodity. Recycling white paper helps protect the environment by allowing us to use fewer natural resources. 

Mixed Paper, Cardboard & Other Materials 

Mixed Paper, Cardboard & Other Materials: Non-white paper recyclables including your Daily Bruin and other newspapers are collected from most UCLA buildings by custodial staff. 

Rock Product, Wood & Metal Recycling 

Rock Product, Wood & Metal Recycling: Facilities Management recycles rock, metal products, wooden pallets and other wood items. Contact us for proper disposal. 

Ways to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle 

Ways to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Facilities Management is working to expand recycling programs for other commonly used and discarded items on campus. 


Waste-to-Energy: Nearly 12 million pounds per year go to a waste-to-energy plant located in an industrial section of the City of Commerce. 

Contact Information

Recycling & Waste Management
Phone: (310) 825-3971 or (310) 825-1527 | Mail Code: 152608

Facilities Management Building, Suite 2120
731 Charles E. Young Drive South
Los Angeles, CA 90095