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COVID19 Update: Loyola Recycles

COVID-19: Central Waste Collection Points

Inspired by the vision set forth by Pope Francis in Laudato Si, Loyola University Maryland strives to have an impact on the environment that will create a better world for future generations. Loyola Sustainability and champions across the university have expanded campus recycling and composting programs in recent years, but much of the waste we generate is still buried in landfills and burned in incinerators. Landfills, incinerators and other traditional approaches to waste management provide little value to our communities and threaten public health.

In order to align our waste operations with the protection of people and the planet, Loyola will launch a centralized waste collection program. Centralized waste collection will improve the efficiency of cleaning operations, divert more clean recycling and engage our community in thoughtful waste management. The University joins a growing number of top employers like Google and Etsy who are forgoing desk-side waste collection in favor of a centralized approach.

What’s new

  • Central waste and recycling collection points will be established in corridors, entry ways, and other high traffic areas across campus.
  • Desk side containers will be removed from individual offices.
  • Waste containers will still be available in all restrooms and other spaces with specific needs (e.g. labs, health center).

How it works

  • Desk-side waste and recycling collection services will no longer be offered.
  • Faculty, staff and students are asked to please visit the nearest central collection point to sort and dispose of all waste.
  • Only containers in central collection points and other need specific containers will be serviced by facilities staff.

Where's my nearest collection point?

More Resources

Loyola Recycles! Please continue to sort your recyclables from general waste items at the central collection point. Please recycle ONLY clean and dry bottles, cans, paper and cardboard.

If you have questions or require an accommodation, please submit a service request at Loyola.edu/sr or call x2200 for further assistance.