Sustainability in the Halls

As a resident at the Georgia Institute of Technology, you play a critical role in helping reduce the negative environmental impact of our halls in key areas such as waste, energy, and water. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the resources your Residence Hall can provide you regarding proper recycling and compost, saving water and energy, and otherwise being a good steward of our shared environment. Thank you for your interest in helping make Georgia Tech and our community a better place!

Where Waste Should Go

The Three Rules of Recycling include what not and what to do.

One big challenge we see in the halls is knowing where to put your waste to properly dispose of it. Follow the guide below:

To-Go Containers

Sidewalk containers outside the halls are for small items, and cannot accommodate larger items, such as dining to-go trash. Please participating in the reusable container program available in our dining halls to help further reduce waste in our residence halls. 


Find a list of what can be recycled on campus and where, plus a helpful video for residents about campus recycling on this page.

Dumpster locations

In most residence halls, your trash can be taken to the nearest dumpster location outside of your hall.


Many of our residence halls now include a composting option for your organic waste. Contact your nearest Eco-rep if you have any questions.

If You Live in North Ave:

The North Ave Apartments utilize trash chutes for their landfill waste, with recycling options in the trash rooms. Please follow signage in the trash rooms related to recyclable items.

Residents should not stuff items down the trash chutes. If it does not fit down the chute easily, items should be taken to the nearest dumpster. If trash chutes become clogged, please take all trash to the nearest dumpsters and call Housing Facilities to unclog the chute. 


Get Involved in Campus Sustainability

If you'd like to get more involved in the sustainability efforts in our halls and beyond, check out the opportunities to get more involved below:


Ecoreps are a group of RAs working to bring more green to the halls! Every Fall we will send out a call for applications for our environmentally-motivated RA’s to join Ecoreps program. Ecoreps receive training on critical sustainability issues and gain access to all the resources necessary to be a sustainability leader on campus!

Green Goodbyes Volunteering

Now - August 11 | Help organize and label donations for the reuse sale held in the fall. Timing will be flexible throughout summer. To sign up, contact Malte Weiland at

Student Organizations

Georgia Tech has several student organizations focused on many aspects of sustainability great and small. Check out the list of groups you can join and find the right fit for your sustainability passions on this page.

Check Out the Office of Campus Sustainability

Many of the awesome efforts to make Georgia Tech a leader in sustainability stem from the Office of Campus Sustainability. Visit their webpage to get plugged in to all the good going on at Tech!

Game Day Recycling Volunteering

When in-person athletics events are back in full force, the Game Day Recycling Volunteer Program will be too! Visit this page for more information when that time comes around.