We do not accept material from the public. Sorry!
What is recycling?
- Recycling is a process to change used products into new products. Recycling prevents waste and preserves resources.
What do we recycle at UC Merced?
- Almost everything! Click the links below or select a section from the drop down menu above.
Items with blue icons can go in regular bins, such as:
Items with orange icons require special pick up, such as:
Do you have an odd or unusal item? Have more than will fit in the bin? Questions? Please contact us!
Where can we recycle?
- Lantern: Blue section of the round tri-bins with the recycle symbol
- Dining Commons: Tray conveyors and additional bins
- COB: Four-compartment-bins at the end of the hallways on each floor
- Outside: Blue recycle bins are all along the hill, as well as in the parking lots
- Housing: Various locations
What can we recycle at home?
- The city of Merced can only take a few types of recycleable items: clean paper, cardboard, glass, magazines, newspaper, CRV bottles, plastic bottes and metal cans. See a detailed list or visit the city of Merced recycling website.
Download and print our recycling sign
Need a custom sign? Please contact us!