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Who We Are

WKU Resource Conservation

Get Involved 

GameDay Recycling Challenge

Diddle Arena Recycling Program


Request a Recycling Bin

Recycling Signage 

Recycling Data

Where does the Recycling Go?

Single Stream Recycling @ WKU

Recycling Best Practices 

Waste-Less Wednesday Winners!


Looking for an item for your office? 

Submit a Surplus Pick Up Request

How to submit a surplus work order

Shipping & Receiving Department (Move Requests)

Facilities Management


Composting on Campus


Recycling and Composting


Recycling and Composting is managed by the Department of Facilities Management in room 115. Office hours vary, but you can email to make an appointment.




Spring 2018

Check out the WKU Surplus Facebook page for postings of items that are available for reuse on campus. Surplus is open to view items in person, or to drop off items from 9 AM - 3 PM on Fridays. If you cannot make it to surplus during the scheduled hours, please email Elizabeth Gafford at to make an appointment. 

Where We Are

We are currently located on the 2nd floor of the Service and Supply Building, located at the intersection of University Blvd. and Russellville Road. Non-surplus staff and faculty are not permitted in surplus without surplus staff present. Please schedule an appointment before coming to Surplus. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the WKU Department of Recycling and Surplus is to promote a more sustainable WKU by reducing or eliminating solid waste generation and disposal. We will accomplish this by developing thoughtful purchasing strategies, increasing re-use of materials and equipment, providing convenient and effective opportunities to recycle, and conducting comprehensive outreach and education services.


For more information on the departments goals and challenges, click here.

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