Waste Reduction

Facilities Services is working to support the university's sustainability commitment to be a leader in zero waste operations. This means continuously expanding recycling services to increase waste reduction capacities on campus.

SFU is also proud to welcome on board Smithrite Disposal to handle transportation & recycling services for the Burnaby campus. Smithrite is committed to assisting SFU with the Zero Waste Program, and will provide regular reports on the campus waste diversion rates. These reports will allow us to measure progress towards achieving waste reduction goals.

Learn more about the zero waste goals of SFU.

4-stream Waste

Zero Waste Stations can be found around all around SFU campuses. These 4-stream stations have standardized colours and icons:

  • Green: Food scraps and Compostables
  • Yellow: Mixed Paper
  • Blue: Recyclables
  • Grey: Landfill Garbage

Learn more about the four stream stations.