Recycling at VMI
VMI Physical Plant strives to provide materials and services to increase participation in recycling across Post. As VMI grows, recycling remains a cost effective way to manage our environmental footprint and keep usable resources in local manufacturing systems, rather than our local landfill. In four out of the past six years, VMI sent over 500 tons of waste to the landfill. Our goals are to keep that number down, and quantify the recyclables we divert.
Physical Plant personnel carry out daily recycling collections, as well as general coordination of recycling activities and program development. Most buildings on Post have dedicated recycling centers. A cadet-led Recycling Club manages recycling in Barracks and at special events. Each member of the VMI community plays an important role in recycling every day. Use the information on these pages to learn more!
Recycling at VMI is an evolving program. Physical Plant encourages all comments, suggestions, and questions at PhysicalPlantHelp@vmi.edu.