Recycling

At Villanova we are committed to making a difference. The Villanova community is taking an active role in preserving the environment. We realize the importance of preserving our natural resources for future generations, and through the waste & recycling program we encourage all types of environmental initiatives.

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The Waste and Recycling program encourages source reduction, green purchasing, reuse and environmentally responsible trash disposal in addition to recycling. Through recycling, the campus community has discovered that making a small effort can achieve large results. Since the program began in 1990, the recycling program has recycled nearly 55 million pounds of material. Continued support will be necessary to reduce our overall waste, and improve our ecological footprint.

Villanova University is a Single-Stream Recycler, which means all recyclable materials can be placed into the same recycling bin or dumpster.  There's no need to sort items first.  For a list of what is or is not recyclable, please visit

If you would like additional information, you may contact Villanova's Waste and Recycling Manager, Al Motel, at recycling@villanova.edu or 610-519-4466.

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