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UTSA Earns Top 20 Ranking in Recycling & Waste Management

Waste management and recycling equipment supply company Bigbelly ranked UTSA #20 on efficiency and recycling/compost diversion ratio.

Congratulations to the EHSRM team and for the students, faculty, and staff whose dedication to recycling makes us one of North America's leaders.

Our Recycling 'Runners are creating a more sustainable community for today and tomorrow. Here are some ways you can help move us into the top 10: Tips.

Top 25 Most Efficient Smart College & University Deployments Using the Bigbelly Smart Waste & Recycling System

1. University of Alberta (AB, Canada) - 91% Average Efficiency for 2016!
2. University of California – Berkeley (CA, United States)
3. University of California – San Diego (CA, United States)
4. University of Illinois at Chicago (IL, United States)
5. University of North Texas (TX, United States)
6. Alabama A&M (AL, United States)
7. Louisiana State University (LA, United States)
8. Northeastern University (MA, United States)
9. California State University – San Marcos (CA, United States)
10. Chapman University (CA, United States)
11. Brown University (RI, United States)
12. University of Washington – Seattle (WA, United States)
13. University of Houston (TX, United States)
14. Harrisburg Area Community College (PA, United States)
15. Boston University (MA, United States)
16. University of California – Irvine (CA, United States)
17. MIT (MA, United States)
18. Northern Arizona University (AZ, United States)
19. University of Chicago (IL, United States)
20. University of Texas - San Antonio (TX, United States)
21. North Carolina State University (NC, United States)
22. University of Georgia (GA, United States)
23. Auburn University (AL, United States)
24. University of California – San Francisco (CA, United States)
25. Campbell University (NC, United States)

Top 25 Highest Recycling & Compost Diversion Ratios from College and University Deployments

1. University of California - Merced (CA , United States) - 69% of Waste was Diverted from the Landfill!
2. University of California - San Francisco (CA, United States)
3. University of Washington - Seattle (WA, United States)
4. University of California - Berkeley (CA, United States)
5. University of California - Santa Barbara (CA, United States)
6. University of Illinois at Chicago (IL, United States)
7. University of Georgia (GA, United States)
8. University of California - Irvine (CA, United States)
9. California State University - San Marcos (CA, United States)
10. University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (NC, United States)
11. Wesleyan University (CT, United States)
12. University of California - San Diego (CA, United States)
13. University of North Texas (TX, United States)
14. MIT (MA, United States)
15. Chapman University (CA, United States)
16. University of Chicago (IL, United States)
17. Brown University (RI, United States)
18. University of Houston (TX, United States)
19. Louisiana State University (LA, United States)
20. University of Texas - San Antonio (TX, United States)
21. North Carolina State University (NC, United States)
22. Harrisburg Area Community College (PA, United States)
23. Southern Connecticut State University (CT, United States)
24. Northern Arizona University (AZ, United States)
25. Alabama A&M (AL, United States)

UTSA is affiliated with Bigbelly because we purchased and use their waste collection units (through multiple Student Green Fund initiatives) and use their waste tracking software to monitor how much trash and recycled material is collected in each Bigbelly unit here on campus. The software tracks when the units are full using RFID technology, and EHSRM staff then know when to empty the units. This technology is much more efficient than previous techniques.

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2-17-2017