Today, North Carolina State University helps lead the nation in developing and launching innovative programs to raise awareness and conserve. With the combined efforts of Waste Reduction & Recycling, the Sustainability Office, Grounds Management, University Housing, the Solar Center, the Energy Department, Transportation, University Dining, a number of student organizations and countless others, we’re finding new ways to conserve, new markets to recycle, alternative energies to harness, more sustainable options for purchasing, and other significant ways to reduce our daily footprints across the board.

Take a look back in time at the history of the Waste Reduction and Recycling Office.