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Facilities Management coordinates recycling at UBC’s Okanagan campus. All members of the Okanagan campus community are responsible for collecting recyclable material in their section and taking it to a designated recycling box.

Facilities Management also coordinates janitorial services, which include the emptying of wastebaskets in campus building foyers, hallways and common areas on a daily basis. The disposal of food waste in private offices is discouraged. It is recommended that such waste be disposed of either in compost bins (if applicable), or in central trash areas for hygienic and pest control reasons. We are also responsible for the emptying of outdoor trash cans and removal of litter from all campus grounds. If you see an area needing trash clean up, please contact

If there are any questions or concerns relating to the collection of recyclable material or disposal of waste on campus, please contact us at (250)807-9272.

 Waste Removal Flow Chart detailing our many waste reduction practices on campus.


Recyclopedia, an A-Z guide on what can be recycled, returned or composted on campus.