"Reduce, reuse, recycle" may be an old adage, but the message still rings true. Reduce the amount of things you buy and the amount of packaging on those things; reuse items whenever possible rather than buying new or replacing; and recycle any inevitable waste at the end of an item's useful life. It's always better to reduce or reuse, but when things must be discarded, we have the ability to recycle and compost many different types of items on campus.
Electronic waste can be highly toxic and damaging to the environment. Be sure to recycle all electronics; schedule a pickup by e-mailing email@example.com.
Composting is the process of speeding up the natural decomposition process of organic material to create a nutrient-rich soil. AU currently composts 33% of its organic waste, and uses the soil produced on campus.