Recycling 201: Which Bin Does This Go In?

July 19, 2019|12:00pm

Recycling provides significant benefits for our health and our planet, reducing air and water pollution, saving energy, and reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that lead to climate change, with its host of impacts on human health.

But even with the best intentions, effective recycling can be confusing. If you’ve ever stood in front of the waste bins and wondered, “Which bin does this go in?” this class is for you! Support Stanford’s goal of becoming a zero-waste campus by 2030 by learning and practicing how to sort your waste. This class will describe Stanford’s waste management system and provide an opportunity to discuss how to improve our waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting habits with a recycling expert and a behavioral counselor.

We encourage people to bring a sample of their own trash to the class, if desired. We will do mini “waste audits” to discover how to better move towards zero waste. Often, we find up to 75% of our trash is recyclable. You will walk away with a set of reusable utensils and an optional action plan to improve your recycling efforts.

This class is also approved for the new Cardinal Green financial incentive. Details at

Instructors: Julie Muir is the community relations manager for PSSI/Stanford Recycling and the top recycling professional at Stanford, with more than 25 years in the recycling industry. Jane Rosten, MSW, LCSW, is manager of environmental behavior change for the Stanford Health Improvement Program.

Class details are subject to change.

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Location: Center for Clinical Sciences Research (CCSR)