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Opt into deskside recycling system

UGA employees who wish to opt into the Self-Service Deskside Recycling System can ask their building supervisor to enact the change.

Participants will give up their traditional wastebasket in exchange for a 7-gallon bin for mixed recyclables and a small side-saddle for landfill items. In addition, participants commit to empty both bins as needed into the appropriate recycling and landfill bins in a hallway or other common area near their office.

This system reduces the amount of plastic bags used for office waste, helps participants to be more mindful of the things they discard and frees up building service workers to focus on other tasks.

Not sure what goes in which bin? Everything you need to know is on the Single-Stream Recycling page at If you don’t know who your building supervisor is, ask your department’s facilities liaison.