Residence Hall Recycling & Composting

The Department of Resident Life and Residential Facilities are working to ensure all on-campus students have opportunities to recycle and compost in their residence halls.  Traditional high-rise and low-rise buildings that are serviced by Residential Facilities Housekeeping staff have recycling bins paired with the trash bins throughout the hallways, lounges, and restrooms of the buildings. 

The opportunity to compost has now been expanded to include 32 buildings for the 2019 academic year. The buildings that currently have compost collection available will have bins available in the lounges and restrooms of the building.

Please do not dispose of your recycling or compost in a bag. Only place loose material in the collection bins within your building.

Residence halls with composting opportunities include: Allegany, Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Bel Air, Calvert, Cambridge, Charles, Centreville, Chestertown, Cumberland, Denton, Dorchester, Easton, Elkton, Ellicott, Frederick, Garrett, Hagerstown, Harford, Howard, Kent, LaPlata, Leonardtown, Montgomery, Oakland, Prince Frederick, Prince George’s, St. Mary’s, Talbot, Washington, and Worcester.

New this year is the opportunity to collect compost in the suites and apartments on campus! Beginning in Fall 2019, there will be drop-off bins in the Annapolis Hall lobby and the Leonardtown Community Center. You must register to participate in this program. Please email one of the contacts below to schedule the pick-up your composting materials.

Fridays are office hours! Schedule to pick up your program materials during available the times below:

  • 9:30am - 11:30am - Lisa Alexander, Resident Life Sustainability Coordinator, 0308 Oakland Hall, lalexan1@umd.edu

  • 1:00pm - 3:30pm - Adrienne Small, Facilities Management - Recycling Coordinator, 2128 Wye Oak Building, asmall@umd.edu

Learn more about how to sort your waste on campus.

The links below will allow you to download and print personal copies of our current waste sorting posters:

Recycle

Compost

Landfill