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Salisbury University Recycling Program

Recycling is a key component of waste management and sustainability efforts. Salisbury University created its Recycling Program in 1980. Since 2012, approximately 50 percent of all campus waste is recycled. Salisbury University is committed to the Maryland Recycling Act* and becoming a zero-waste campus. Source reduction efforts, like our GIVE&GO project, Residential Paper Recycling Bags project, and Recycle Madness events are fully supported by the university.  These programs promote a personal investment in sustainability, reduction of greenhouse gas production, and diversions of common landfill garbage into the recycling stream. 

*The Maryland Recycling Act (MRA) requires all Counties and Baltimore City to recycle 15% or 20% of their municipal solid waste, depending on population. State government (including MDE) is required to recycle 20% of their solid waste.