Materials & Waste

Materials & Waste


We will strive for sustainable consumption and diversion practices by considering sourcing, usage, and ultimate disposal at time of purchase.

Goals and Aspirations

  • Establish procedures, policies, practices, and educational tools to reduce the quantity and environmental impact of materials entering and exiting the University.  Learn more.
  • Reduce landfill waste by 25% by 2030 from 2017 levels.
  • Use healthy products for our built environment in accordance with future Pitt Green Building Standards. Learn more.
  • Expand the food waste composting program to compost 50% of food waste by 2025.  Follow our composting progress