Recycling Services

Recycling services are provided for virtually all campus buildings.  For detailed information regarding accepted commodities, or to request recycling services or recycling container(s) please contact Deena Keeler at 404.727.9275 or Josh Majors at 404.712.0093  You can also visit the Emory Recycles website.


Temporary Change to University Composting Process

The university’s compost streams — including food waste from kitchens and green bins around campus, as well as animal bedding — are being temporarily sent to landfills.

This short-term diversion was necessitated when the vendors that haul and process Emory’s compost either went out of business or cut back operations, victims of the financial crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more here.


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Recycling Containers and Charges:

Materials collected for recycling or composting from all campus buildings: 

  • White Paper
  • Mixed Paper (includes magazines, cardstock, and colored paper)
  • Metals & Plastics
  • Glass (located in Hard to Recycle locations)
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Compost


Types of Recycling Stations

Additional non-billable services include:

  • Recycling of purged files or excessive volumes of recyclables - please provide 72 hours notice for delivery of additional containers
  • Building audits for waste minimization
  • Compost collections 

Billable Services Include

  • All recycling services for entities not affiliated with the University (e.g. CDC, CHOA, etc.)

Recycling Drop Off Sites

The Recycling Center drop-off is located on Peavine Creek Drive near the Candler Athletic Fields.  The drop-off is on the right side of the road before you reach the Recycling Center.  Look for the blue carts.  It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Contact the Work Management Center (WMC) for questions or to request services.