Recycling, Composting & Waste


CO2 from stuff that is thrown 'away' is decreased when waste is sorted. Go for near zero waste as often as you can!

There are plenty of opportunities to recycle and compost around VIU!

Follow the links (click on the titles) to find out what and where you can recycle and compost


Organic materials decomposing in a landfill can produce methane which is around 20x more potent as a greenhouse gas than CO2. When these materials are composted, they don't contribute to excessive CO2 gas in the atmosphere.


Recycling reduces the need for raw materials and it also uses less energy. Natural resources are preserved for the future and useable materials are kept from landfills.


Be responsible for the waste you produce and put it in the appropriate bin. Take items that could be recycled at other venues with you rather than throwing them in the trash.