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.


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