The University has been proud to partner with Wompost ( to initiate composting at some dining facilities on campus. Compost collection is taking place in Research 2, AHSB and Education 2 and we hope to grow collection of compost to other facilities across campus over time. Compost is an important part of our waste diversion efforts, coupled with Recycling collection. We hope to keep growing our waste reduction efforts and volume. In that light, we have also created new signage for our waste stream that is still going up across campus. It is important to adhere to the instructions on the signage when placing items in the waste streams. Contamination of the bins, especially Compost, will discount the loads at the compost facility and it will become landfill waste. Please help us keep the streams clean and please let us know of questions or suggestions as we improve these processes.

Composting Stats

CU Anschutz Pickup Location2023 Total (lbs)
Health and Wellness
Wood Grain


CU Anschutz strives to make collection of recyclable materials on campus as seamless and user-friendly as possible. Recycling is collected in single-stream bins throughout campus and our waste services provider, Republic Service, removes these items from campus and takes to certified recycling facilities. The University tracks waste diversion rates and seeks to improve these rates whenever and however possible. We have worked with Republic to identify collection of lab-specific items that can be put into the recycling stream.

Glove Recycling Program Pilot


Click on the images below to learn what should go in each bin or print them out if you need additional signage in your workspace.


Landfill Sign
Compost Sign
Recycle Sign

The University also partners with Shred-It for on-site confidential document shredding and recycling on campus. These bins are located throughout campus.

Lots to Shred? If you have a large amount or recycled material to be collected or need a large number of confidential documents shredded, please contact Customer Service at 303-724-1777.

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