Trash/Recycling/Compost Information

As part of a group project, we compiled information about what you throw away at UCSD dining halls. We noticed that many students sort their trash wrong. There is a lot of plastic in the compost bin and food in the recycling bin, and students either don't understand why proper sorting is important or don't know what belongs in each bin. We're hoping that by providing some information about it that it will be less of an issue in the future.

Below we have some basic information about the basics of waste sorting and why it's important, links to our sources and further reading, and pages that we have made as resources for education.

Why Compost?

More on the benefits of composting

How to compost at home

Recycling at UCSD

Infographics we made

Graphic Information on Dining Hall Trash

Plastics Recycling Numbers