Waste Minimization

Did you know that the university generates approximately 2,700 tons of landfill waste per year? For each ton of waste produced, 20 tons is produced upstream to make the products we ultimately throw away. 

Doc the Tiger Recycling

Trash from the university mainly goes to a landfill. And you can count on it being there for a very long time. Landfills aren't designed for waste to biodegrade. They are packed so tightly that there isn't enough oxygen for the normal aerobic process to occur. Think about it, whatever you threw away when you were a kid is most likely still around. So it's a good thing we have so many recycling options.  At Towson, our goal is to reduce waste through prevention, reuse, composting and recycling.