Waste & Recylcing

UGA’s Solid Waste & Recycling information, education and outreach.

Solid waste dumpsters are collected on a scheduled basis. If an unscheduled or emergency pick up is necessary, please contact the Solid Waste Department at

(706) 296-7306.

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Recycling Services

 Need a Recycling Pickup?
Submit a Request or Call 706-542-3675

single stream recycling

Single Stream Recycling

Paper, plastic, glass, metal and cardboard can all go in one bin, but it’s important to prevent contamination. When in doubt, throw it out!

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Deskside Recycling System

Employees who opt into the Self-Service Desk side Recycling System commit to managing their own office waste and recycling.

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Hard to Recycle Materials

What to do with batteries, toner cartridges, shredded paper, hardback books, Styrofoam, film plastics, electronics, furniture, and more.

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Sign up for the departmental composting program to get a bin for your break room, and learn about what happens to food scraps from UGA dining halls.

Campus Compost

UGA Grounds operates its own industrial-scale compost facility where all campus leaf and limb waste as well as all pre- and post-consumer food scraps from UGA dining halls are turned into valuable fertilizer for campus greenspaces.

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Food scraps from break rooms (coffee grounds, fruit peels, etc.) are collected weekly and brought to UGArden campus community garden to incorporate in their compost pile.  Email compost@uga.edu to learn more about or enroll in the program.

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All Maintenance, Renovation or New Construction work at UGA facilities or on grounds must be performed by FMD employees.  Only University approved contractors or vendors can perform work under the direction and supervision of FMD employees.

Facilities projects should align with Institutional as well as University System of Georgia (USG) strategic goals and objectives.


Talk to a Work Request Center representative: Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM to 5 PM.
(706) 542-7456

Facilities Management Division (FMD) Funding Responsibility

The FMD General Fund is for maintenance and general upkeep of existing non-auxiliary resident instruction facilities, including:

  • Cleaning, maintenance and mechanical operation of academic buildings
  • Campus groundskeeping & landscaping
  • Energy Services managing campus utility usage (electric, gas, water, and sewer)
  • Exterior campus lighting and utility distribution systems (except telephone and data)
  • Physical Plant generating steam, managing chilled water supply

Additional FMD Services: construction project management, engineering services, and equipment monitoring.

Additional billable FMD Services: renovations, cabinet construction, carpentry, painting, electrical work, plumbing, equipment installation, moving and event services.

Policy Library

UGA’s Finance & Administration Policy Library provides clear and concise operating policies and procedures. This online policy library is provided to serve as the principal resource of documentation for these business and administrative support services of the University.

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