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Provide convenient and efficient recycling services for Virginia Commonwealth University faculty, staff and students to minimize the amount of waste that is land filled from our operations.

VCU Recycles

The VCU Department of Environmental Conservation provides recycling, document destruction and contract waste collection services at VCU and at the VCU Medical Center. The VCU Department of Environmental Conservation is part of the Facilities Management Division – Physical Plant. Our department is responsible for the efficient collection of recyclable materials and waste from VCU facilities in the Metropolitan Richmond area.

VCU RecyclingOur goal is to divert a minimum of 40 percent of the solid waste generated by VCU facilities through waste reduction, reuse and recycling.

We provide our customers with reliable and competitive service through long-term contracts for paper recycling, secured document destruction, solid waste and universal waste collection, such as batteries, electrical ballasts, electronics and light bulbs containing mercury, i.e. fluorescent bulbs.

We welcome your questions, feedback and suggestions.

For more information, contact Steven Heinitz, Sustainability Operations Coordinator, at (804) 828-2487 or srheinit@vcu.edu.