Sustainability

About SPU Recycle

Seattle Pacific first instituted a formal recycling program in 1991.  Within two years, 15% of campus waste was being diverted from the landfill. Since then, the program has grown into a comprehensive network responsible for diverting the following items from the landfill:

Paper
Plastics
Glass
Aluminum cans
Packing peanuts
Cardboard

University-owned computers & monitors (CIS)
Printer cartridges
Grass clippings & yard waste
Surplus furnishings
Motor oil & filters

Anti-freeze
Batteries
Scrap metal
Fluorescent light bulbs
Used freon

Food waste

In addition to this year-round program, expanded recycling services are offered at the beginning and end of each academic year to assist in handling the added volume of materials associated with student move-in and move-out.

 

SPU Recycle owes its success to the coordination of campus community members, student employees, Building Maintenance staff, and multiple haulers.