Residence Hall Waste Collection

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

Recycle Poster Compost PosterLandfill Poster 

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. 

Composting in Resident Halls

As of 2019, over 32 residential buildings offered compost collection bins. These compost collection bins are located in the lounges and restrooms of the building. If your building does not have composting collection, check the map for a compost bin near you. 

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 compost collection bins include:

  • 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
  • Worcester

Learn how to sort your waste on campus!

Sort Dining Hall Waste: 

Due to health concerns during the pandemic, UMD's dining hall switched to compostable containers and disposable utensils. To reduce waste, carry your own reusable utensils. UMD Dining Services plans to switch Dining Halls back to reusable and compostable items when health officals deem it safe to do so. 


Learn how to sort your waste on campus!