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The university's Denver Campus and the Anschutz Medical Campus offer single stream recycling. This allows for all recyclable materials to be collected in one container and then they are separated for continued use or reuse at Waste Managements’ Recycle America Facility. The university does not pay a fee for the materials collected by Recycle America so every recyclable item kept from the waste stream and the dump actually saves the university money.

Do your part to make recycling work at CU Denver and CU Anschutz! You can review and print the list of Acceptable Recycled Item (PDF) as well as track the University's Recycled Material tonnage per month.

For questions or concerns about recycling, please email Melissa Caron or call her at 303-724-1028



The Chancellor’s Task Force on Sustainability is pleased to announce some new opportunities for recycling that compliment university commitments to waste diversion.  You may have seen the new outdoor recycling bins around the educational and research quads of campus.  In all, 30 new permanent recycling receptacles have been placed around the Anschutz Medical Campus.  This was made possible with a $38,000 grant from Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment to assist the university in producing more recycled materials and keeping more materials out of the landfill.  The added benefit to this is a monetary one – recycling is free to the university while land-filling waste comes with a cost premium.


Please take advantage of these new opportunities and as ever, please let us know ideas you have on recycling.


Recycling Program

Common area recycle receptacles are serviced daily. Every Thursday, all recycled material is picked up by Waste Management from the white bins in both dock areas at RC1.

This table describes what is and is not recyclable.


Not Recyclable:

Paper: Office, fax, colored, coated, Post-It notes, Staples, Paper clips & Clamps

Bathroom, Food or Kitchen Waste

Manila or Colored Folders, Junk mail

Carbon paper, photographs, transparencies


Chipboard- including wax chipboard and wax cardboard

Newspapers and Magazines

Label backing or sheets

Aluminum Cans & Plastics #1-7

Liquids, Window Glass, wet or soiled paper, Carpet

Cardboard (Flattened), Brown Paper bags, Paperboard

Oil or Styrofoam, Plastic bags, Plastic tubs

Glass Bottles & Jars, Steel Cans & Empty Aerosol Cans

Rubber bands, string or rope



Waste Management has the following educational resources available:


Paper Shredding


Facilities Management contracts Shred-it for on-site confidential document shredding at the university. Only Shred-it employees have keys to open the secure containers which are located in central locations (pdf). The containers are emptied and the contents shredded immediately on-site on a monthly basis. The shredded material is then taken to a facility to be recycled. Certificates of destruction are kept on file which include a running total of the number of trees we, as a Campus, have saved as a result of the shredding program.

The shredding bins are for confidential documents only. For other items please see Recycling. If you have a large amount of confidential documents to be shredded, please contact Melissa Caron at 303-724-1028 or or the Customer Service Center at 303-724-1777.



For more information, contact any of the following:


Supervisor of:


Melissa Caron

Manager of Facilities Support Services


Del Quiel

Director of Facilities Support Services​




For additional service and questions, please contact the Customer Service Center.


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