Recycling & Waste Reduction

Even more than recycling, waste reduction is the most effective way to reduce the environmental impacts of our material consumption. With the help of the Tulane Undergraduate Assembly, campus partners, and student volunteers, the Office of Sustainability has been working to reduce Tulane’s waste and to encourage use of reusable items as a top priority in waste management. For more information on Tulane’s waste reduction programs, ways to reduce your personal waste, and info on how to get involved, visit our Lighten Your Load: Reduce and Reuse page.

Tulane’s uptown and downtown campuses collect plastic bottles, metal and aluminum cans, paper, paperboard, and cardboard for recycling. Procedures for collection vary slightly between the two campuses. For more information on individual procedures, contact the Office of Sustainability at

Tulane’s recycling program is operated through a close collaboration between the Office of Sustainability and Facilities Services, both part of Campus Services.

Glass Recycling

The Office of Sustainability partnered with Glass Half Full to bring glass collection hubs to the uptown campus beginning spring 2023. Glass will be converted into sand and gravel for coastal restoration, disaster relief, new glass products, and more.

Blue bins marked “Glass Only” provided by Glass Half Full are now located at these residence hall recycling stations.

  • Sharp
  • Monroe
  • Greenbaum
  • Josephine Louise
  • Butler & Weatherhead
  • Aron Residences
  • Décou-Labat

When using the glass recycling hubs, please follow these instructions:

  • Empty and rinse all containers.
  • Place ONLY glass in the bins labeled with "glass only."
  • Do not overfill the bins.
  • Do not place glass on the ground around the bins.
  • No bags, lids, corks, trash, and food should go into the bins

If you have any questions, please contact us