Yard waste and food waste

Green Waste

Part of our landscaping grass, leaves, clippings, pruning, branches and other plant debris are composted and used as mulch onsite, the rest is sent to a local mulching facility. 

Learn more about our Coffee Ground for Plants program

A great partnership between Students, Green U, UM Dining and Starbucks at Richter Library.

10 % of our leaf blowers are electrical and help diminishing noise pollution on certain part of our campus.

Food Waste

Tray-less Dining Halls: The two main dining halls on the Coral Gables Campus have gone Tray-less.
This program was developed in cooperation with Student Government and Dining Services. The purpose of this program is to reduce food waste and water/energy use associated with the use of
dining hall trays

We recycle more than 15,000 Lbs of Used Cooking Oil a year.



Discover what happens to our Used Cooking Oil when it gets recycled: Learn more
According to the National Renderers Association, the North American rendering industry renders and recycles approximately 59 billion pounds of inedible animal by-products annually. In addition, the production of end utilization of biofuels through cooking oil recycling is growing more important year by year.