Waste Bins

The University of Michigan has standard waste bins and signage to enable all U-M community members to properly and confidently divert waste from landfills—no matter where you are on campus.

Research shows that consistent bins and signage help people place items in the correct bin, resulting in higher quality recycling and compost with less contamination.

It’s essential for all U-M units to adhere to the waste bin standards to maintain the clarity and simplicity the standards established. Check out the resources to the right.


Deskside Bin Removal:
Healthier and More Sustainable!

Many of our peers have eliminated waste bins at desks. We are encouraging this smart choice too. Learn why and how!

Questions? Email  [email protected].