Recycling and Sustainability

In calendar year 2020, NDSU removed from our waste stream 257,335 pounds, or 129 tons, of recyclables.  NDSU currently has select locations around the campus that contain various recycling containers for student, staff and faculty.  Internal recycling collection includes newsprint, paper, aluminum, cardboard and plastic bottles. Individual building collection varies based on building function and programming and compliance with City of Fargo Fire Code.   Our Building Services team is in charge of use taking all collected recyclables to a central location in their building for collection by an outside contractor. 

We have approximately 82 outside collection containers for aluminum and plastic bottles.  Our Grounds team empties and forwards these recyclables to our outside contractor for recycling. 

Recycling efforts are ongoing and the success of our program is dependent on the assistance and commitment of our customers to use the containers and receptacles available to them.  We appreciate your help and support of the program!

NDSU Eight-Year Recycled Materials History (in pounds)

Total 2020 Recyclables

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