The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is among one of the best institutions of higher education in Nebraska for recycling and waste diversion. In 2019, we diverted 60 percent of our total waste from the landfill.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

UNL Recycling’s mission is to promote waste reduction, reuse, and recycling while educating students, faculty, and staff on how to make simple lifestyle changes that positively impact local and global natural environments through voluntary partnership with their program.

Learn more about recycling on UNL Recycling's website.

UNL Recycling provides a variety of recycling containers for temporary or permanent use. Submit a request through the Request a Container Form.

Request a Container

The Waste Journey Infographic

Do you know what happens to your waste items at UNL? Check out the waste journey infographic to learn what happens to your cardboard boxes and empty plastic bottles after they leave your hands!

Waste Journey Infographic