The state of California has mandated to divert at least 75% of waste related materials by 2020. Although the campus has historically met this requirement based on the high demolition and construction diversion, the daily practices of the campus community will need to improve to continue to meet these goals. Implementing programs that allow students to benefit from reuse initiatives both improve student success and help the University meet its state mandate.


  • Initiated compost collection in all buildings where food service is provided.
  • Pilot residential compost collection launched in 2019 and East Campus compost collection initiated as part of a student capstone in 2018 continues.
  • Launched e-waste collection sites in 4 areas throughout campus.
This chart illustrates tons of material generated by disposal category from 2016 to 2018. In 2016, 1250 tons of material was sent to landfill. In 2017, 1350 tons. In 2018, 1170 tons was sent to landfill. In 2016 and 2017, 600 tons of material was recycled. In 2018, 650 tons was recycled. In 2016, 90 tons of material was sent to food compost. In 2017, 70 tons. In 2018, 50 tons was sent to food compost. In 2016, 80 tons of material was sent to "other." In 2017, 50 tons. And in 2018, 20 tons.