Sustainability at SOU
SOU Recycling Program
Southern Oregon University’s Recycling Program was founded by students in 2011 as part of a capstone project focused on closing the gap between production and disposal by diverting waste from the landfill. The program is committed to providing comprehensive recycling services including conveniently-located recycling stations throughout the SOU campus, development of educational programs and events, and serving as a resource center for SOU and the surrounding community. Through these services, SOU Recycling helps sustain the beauty of the Rogue Valley for future generations while supporting SOU’s goal of climate neutrality by 2050.
April 2012 through April 2013, SOU's Recycling Center sorted:
76,609 lbs of Commingled Recycling
gave a second life to more than 6,973 lbs of miscellaneous items
14% of waste being sorted at the recycling center is trash or contaminated recycling that goes to the landfill.
What can be recycled at SOU?
SOU recycling is picked up from the Recycling Center by our local waste hauler, Recology Ashland Sanitary. For an updated list on what can be accepted in the recycling, visit Ashland Recology.
NEW! Recycle your batteries on campus at one of 3 convenient locations:
- Hannon Library near the main entrance
- Churchill Hall, near Business Services
- ECOS office in SU 105
Looking for a place to recycle your ink cartridges or toner?
Bring them to the ECOS office in SU 105.
For any questions about recycling or to request containers for your event please contact SOU's Sustainability & Recycling Coordinator at 541-552-8139 or email email@example.com.
Want to get involved?
The SOU Recycling Program has many volunteer and internship opportunities open to students and community members including:
- Sorting at SOU's Recycling Center
- Developing educational/outreach programs
- Volunteering at one of our annual events/programs
Call 541-552-8139 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Have a special recycling need or request?
For service on events, special materials, or a large accumulation of recycling, please submit a WORK REQUEST.