Dec. 3, 2020

“The University’s recycling achievements have been the result of the collaborative planning and hard work of the Building Services and Office of Sustainability teams,” said Seward. “I thank them all for their labor and striving to improve the environment for our future generations. I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the University. It is truly a team effort.” The Association of New Jersey Recyclers and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection recognized Princeton University's recycling efforts with their Recycling Award for Institutions. Twyla Seward, Director, Building Services, Facilities Operations, represented Princeton at the virtual awards ceremony in November 2020. 

INSTITUTION: Princeton University - The university recycles numerous materials such as glass bottles, plastic containers, aluminum cans, paper, corrugated cardboard, metal, food waste, wooden pallets, mattresses, textiles, tires, construction, and demolition debris. The university also has a comprehensive reuse program in place for computers, furniture, office supplies, books, and items left behind after students leave at the end of each academic year.