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Sorting Line

Sorting Line

As of July 2014, UC Merced is the proud owner of a sorting line! It is a key component of our waste management strategy to help us achieve zero net waste by 2020.

How It Works

Waste from upper campus is picked up by our team of students.  The bags are removed from the truck and liquid is drained.

The waste is loaded into the hopper, and the conveyor brings it to the sorting line.

On the sorting line, students sort the waste into various types of recycling, compost and landfill.

The sorted waste is picked up by the appropriate campus vendor.