Waste & Recycling

UTM currently collects the following items from campus community members for recycling:

If you have questions about whether a particular object can be recycled or how to dispose of it properly, email sustainability.fmp@utoronto.ca.

UTM recently released its first-ever Sustainability Strategic Plan consisting of 26 goals and 102 targets for embedding sustainability into a variety of operational and academic areas on campus. In particular, Goal 5.13 speaks to our waste reduction goals noting "UTM will implement waste management policies, programs, infrastructure and receptacles to increase our diversion rate." UTM has taken the first step of bringing new waste and recycling bins to campus to help us achieve this goal. The new bins have 4 streams: landfill, paper recycling, container recycling and organics. The bins have been set up in 3 buildings on campus as a pilot project, with plans to expand to all buildings on campus in the coming months once occupancy increases.

A picture of UTM's new recycling and waste bins