Waste Management/ Recycling
UH is dedicated to recycling plastic, aluminum, steel and paper
throughout the campus and is recycling approximately 35 percent
of its solid waste. The Solid Waste and Recycling Supervisor has
a goal to recycle 80 percent of UH’s solid waste. Recycling is
beneficial because it decreases waste sent to landfills.
Greenhouse gases emit from landfills and contribute to global
climate change. Recycling also conserves natural resources, aids
in the environment’s sustainability, prevents pollution from
newly made products and saves energy and money.
Sustainability is important to our students and community. UH
Dining Services is committed to implementing programs that make
the university greener like requiring Fair Trade coffee at all
coffee shops on campus, encouraging students to dine without a
tray and use reusable to-go containers, and growing produce in
the community garden on campus.
Commuting to the University of Houston can save you thousands of
dollars a year and reduces your carbon footprint. Commuting to
UH with the environment in mind can be done a number of ways.
You can ride your bike, rent a Connect car by Hertz, car pool or
use mass transit.