Eco-Rep Trash Sort

Each year Eco-Reps don protective gear and sort through trash taken from campus residential areas to raise awareness about recycling and the recyclable waste that ends up in the campus’s waste stream.

By separating recyclable items from the trash, the Eco-Reps can determine what percentage of the trash could have been diverted from the landfill and demonstrate how the new implementation of Single Stream Recycling across campus can make recycling an everyday activity.

Eco-Rep Trash Sort at the University of Massachusetts Amherst