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Thank you for your commitment to our environment!

JMU Recycling has greatly expanded its capabilities in support of your efforts.

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Recycling Staff
Current Events


For all Recycling and Waste Management requests please enter a customer request in AIM or contact your building coordinator. For all other non-service inquiries or questions please call recycling at 540-830-0177, Dawn Knight at 540-568-6074 or email recycle@jmu.edu.

2013 Recyclemania is complete and the results are in. We are excited to say JMU ranked 1st statewide in Waste Minimization. Please click the recyclemania link to left of the page to view the results.

JMU now recycles all plastic containers numbers 1-7!

Compost Photo
Compost Photo

Did you know JMU is now composting at East Campus Dining hall, Gibbons and Festival. Normally these materials would have gone into the landfill without a composting program.

Recycling Game Day Sign

The next time you attend any of JMU sport events please take notice of our Recycling signs. Please place your recyclables in designated recycling containers to help us fulfill our mission in Recycling!

Did You Know?

Mission Statement

The mission of the JMU Recycling Department is to reduce the flow of waste and materials into the landfill, educate the JMU community on the proper disposal of waste items as well as the future impact of global waste stream issues.


JMU Recycling oversees all recycling, trash, bio-hazard, and hazardous materials generated on campus. Responsibilities also include collection of outdoor trash, recycling receptacles, ground litter collection, and pressure washing throughout campus and leased properties. Recycling is composed of eight full-time and 18 part-time employees.

What Can Be Put in a Deskside Bin?

  • Mixed paper: white paper, colored Paper, newspaper, magazines, paperboard, catalogs, sticky notes, hard and soft cover books, and envelopes (including those with windows)
  • Small amounts of corrugated cardboard and clean pizza boxes
  • Beverage containers: plastic, glass, aluminum and steel cans
  • Plastic film: plastic grocery bags, sandwich bags and bubble wrap
  • Batteries
  • Toner and print cartridges
To order deskside bins, please contact the Recycling office at 568-6074.


Please contact the Office of Recycling/Integrated Waste Management at 568-6074 or recycle@jmu.edu.
For comments or suggestions about JMU waste minimization and environmental stewardship,
e-mail the JMU Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World at stewardship@jmu.edu.