Office of Solid Waste Management and Recycling

Booth Registration Open for 2013 Earth Day

The 2013 Earth Day celebration planning is already underway, and registration is now open for organizations and companies to sign up for booths.

Participants should focus their efforts on the theme "TECH for a Greener Future" and can request a booth slot at The event will take place Friday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Design Earth Day T-Shirt, Win $500

Georgia Tech's 2013 Earth Day Celebration will take place on Friday, April 19, and you could design this year's T-shirt.

Design the artwork for the 16th annual celebration, and the winning design will be featured on the annual Earth Day T-shirt and other materials. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and retirees are all invited to participate. Visit the Earth Day website for more information. The deadline to submit an entry is Monday, Nov. 12.

Earth Day 2013 Planning Committee Convenes

Earth Day is celebrated on campus each April, but planning starts long before the campus foliage springs to life. Learn how you can help plan the 2013 Earth Day celebration and what else is going on with campus recycling in this month's Reycling Buzz. 

Read or download the September issue (pdf).

Recycle Cardboard during Fall Move-in

It's August on campus, meaning thousands of students will move into campus housing. Learn how to recycle cardboard, as well as about the fall Gameday Recycling Program, in the August issue of The Recycling Buzz.

Read or download the August issue (pdf).

SAA Gift To Tech Funds Twelve Recycling Centers

In 2011, the Student Alumni Association's first Gift to Tech was awarded to the campus recycling program, providing more than $20,000 to fund recycling projects around campus. Learn more about how those funds were used and other recycling news in the July issue of the Recycling Buzz.

Read or download the July issue (pdf).

Klaus Recycling Alcove Gets Makeover | Recycling Buzz, June 2012

Learn about the new look for the Klaus recycling corner, new uses for lemon peels and how many tons of waste Georgia Tech diverted from landfills last year.

Download or read online the June issue (pdf) from the Office of Solid Waste Management and Recycling.

May Issue of Recycling Buzz Now Online

How many pounds of goods were donated by students moving out of dorms? Which students and campus organizations were honored at Earth Day 2012? Find out in the May issue of the Recycling Buzz, an online newsletter from the Office of Solid Waste Management and Recycling.Read or download the May issue now (pdf).

March Issue of Recycling Buzz Details 15th Annual Earth Day Events

The spring semester marches along, and the March issue of the Recycling Buzz newsletter is now available. 

Preparations for Georgia Tech’s 15th Annual Earth Day Celebration have begun. The Earth Day Celebration will be on Friday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tech Walk and volunteer registration is now open.

Student Alumni Association Awards More Than $20,000 to Campus Recycling

Recently, members of the Georgia Tech Student Alumni Association (SAA) presented the Office of Solid Waste Management and Recycling with more than $20,000 through its SAA Gift to Tech program. 

“Our office is honored to have been thought of so highly by the students that they would support our initiatives monetarily,” said Cindy Jackson, manager of campus recycling. “I will be working closely with the Student Alumni Association to develop plans on how the money will be used to expand the recycling program here at Georgia Tech.”

September Issue of Recycling Buzz Now Online

Though it may not be as iconic or dense as the infamous Vogue September issue, this month's Recycling Buzz is now available for your reading pleasure.

This month's issue features the Game Day Recycling program, which kicks off its fourth season at tonight's home opener against Western Carolina, as well as information about plastic and aluminum recycling, student move-in and upcoming events. Read or download (but please, don't print) the Recycling Buzz (pdf).