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Recycling and Waste Management at Middlebury

Recycling Center

Middlebury College minds waste.  And it shows.

Middlebury has come a long way over the years with regard to Recycling and Waste Management.  From starting our recycling program in a 600-square-foot coal storage space to designing and building our 5,700-square-foot Material Recovery Facility (MRF). Because of our incredible recycling and composting programs, over 60% of campus waste never goes in the landfill.

Our compost program started with compacting roll-offs at each kitchen with the food waste being hauled four and a half hours away to New York.  Today, we operate a custom designed hook-lift truck, collecting from the kitchens daily, and processing the compost at our very own facility, only 4 miles away.