recycle_binDuke Recycles offers several services to assist with the recycling needs of students, faculty and staff. For more information or to request a service, call (919) 660-1448.

Mini-Bin Program

Duke is moving to a new waste disposal program to divert 88% of non-trash from going to the landfill. That represents 8,800 tons annually. We need your help. Duke is distributing new mini-bins: the larger blue bin is for mixed recyclable material, which represents 45% of our waste. The smaller black bin is for trash. Duke will also be collecting compostable materials in large centrally located bins in your building.  Click here to learn more.

Move In

When students return to their dorms during the fall, Duke Recycles collects vast quantities of cardboard boxes from across campus. During the two weeks of student move-in, Duke Recycles, with the help of Grounds and Sanitation collects and processes many tens of tons of cardboard.  

Move-Out for Charity

For two weeks in May, Duke Recycles accepts donations of clothes, shoes, furniture, appliances and many other vital resources from students and the items are donated to local charities

K-Ville Campout

Duke Recycles provides recycling bins outside Cameron Indoor Stadium for die-hard fans living in tents to get basketball tickets for Duke basketball games.  

Special Events Recycling

Recycling bins can be put in place to accommodate any special event that may be taking place on campus.

Bins for Office Cleanouts

Recycling bins are available on request for office/departmental cleanouts. Call us to request a bin delivery.

The Free Store (office supplies surplus)

Office supplies not needed by a department can be made available to other departments and area non-profit agencies at no charge. Call (919) 660-1448 for more information or to set up an appointment to view an item. The surplus building is located at 117 S. Buchanan Blvd.