Trent University is a clear leader in recovering valuable materials from the waste stream through effective waste management. In 2017 Trent achieved over 80% waste diversion from landfill, assessed in third-party waste audits.
Trent offers a comprehensive, campus-wide recycling system paired with a well-developed composting program. A recent expansion to campus recycling included two specialty "Deep Diversion Stations", offering the Trent Community opportunities to divert materials such as coffee pods, pens/markers, plastic film, and wrappers (candy bar, etc).
The Sustainability Office supports the efforts of Facilities through annual education efforts, during orientation week, throughout the year and by managing the annual audits.