Recycling and Waste Minimization

Wentworth offers extensive recycling services on campus. 


Students sort through trash bags to recover recyclables, as part of the “Garbology” event on campus.

Fun Facts

  • In 2018, Wentworth:
    • Recycled more than 65 tons of paper, cardboard, plastic, and cans! 
    • Composted 31 tons of food scraps from the cafeteria kitchen!

Minimizing Waste on Campus

Zero-sort collection areas for paper, corrugated cardboard, glass, plastics and metals are provided in every residence hall and many academic buildings on campus. Additionally, Wentworth also accepts food and clothing donations, and collects E-waste such as batteries and electronics. Material re-use shelves are available in the architecture studios and at the MassArt Re-Store bin adjacent to the Info Hub in Flanagan Campus Center.  Got something that is re-usable?  Post it on social media using #WITFree and place it in the Re-Store bin!

Download the latest printable guidelines below:

Project STRIVE

Daily collections are managed through Wentworth’s award-winning recycling program, Project STRIVE, which has been operational for 30 years. Students from Boston Public School’s “School-to-Career” program collect recyclable materials around campus and clean and sort them for hauling. This program has employed over 2,500 students and has won numerous awards at the local, state, and national level.  Project STRIVE has become a regional model for career training for students with special needs.