Bowling Green State University Recycling
The goal of the Recycling Program at BGSU is to preserve the environment, educate the BGSU community, and conserve natural resources and energy through sound solid waste management practices, and to provide the BGSU community with the opportunity to recycle.
Fast Facts: Since 1994, BGSU Recycling has...
- sold over $894,000 in recyclable materials
- avoided over $602,000 in landfill fees
- recycled 17,000 tons of materials
- recycled 27% of its solid waste
About the Recycling Program
- BGSU Recycling operates seven days a week
- Recycling stations have been placed on virtually every floor of every building on campus, totaling over 900 bins at over 250 stations
- Materials are collected from the floors of the buildings and are moved to central collection sites
- Grants from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Recycling and Litter Prevention, have supported this expansion.
Impact of Recycling
- Current results in terms of tons of material recycled and percent of the waste stream diverted from landfills demonstrates that the BGSU Recycling Program is making a strong effort to promote sustainability on campus
Thanks to a supportive community, the future of BGSU recycling looks bright. Grants and assistance has provided a pathway for growth and development for the BGSU Recycling Program.With increased education, awareness, and cooperation from the students, faculty, and staff, BGSU Recycling will continue to do its part in creating a more environmentally friendly campus.