Waste Reduction & Recycling tracks and manages the majority of waste disposal streams that are generated from NC State University. This data collection allows WRR to better manage the waste disposal processes on campus and also work with generators to reduce their waste.
NC State University views waste as a potential loss of resources that would otherwise have economic and environmental benefits.
The university set a goal to achieve a 70% waste diversion rate as outlined in the Sustainability Strategic Plan by 2022. NC State currently diverts 61% of its total generated waste from everyday campus operations. This rate does not include the many construction projects on campus. Here is a look at NC State’s waste from our most recent fiscal year, July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021:
Pounds of Recycling, Including:
Toner & Printer Cartridges
Oil, Antifreeze, & Filters
Pounds of Organics Diverted, Including:
Food Waste & Cooking Oil
Pounds of Reuse, Including:
Schaub Food Recovery
Pounds of Waste-to-Landfill, Including: