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About CURC

What is the College and University Recycling Coalition?
A membership-based non- profit organization facilitating the exchange of technical knowledge and best practices on recycling and waste reduction programs among institutions of higher learning.

Originally formed in 1992, CURC became a technical council of the National Recycling Coalition in 1995 before branching off as an independent organization in 2009.


Mission Statement

To advance recycling and sustainable materials management at colleges and universities.


Who We Are

900 campus-based recycling professionals with a steering committee made up of recycling and sustainability program managers from universities across the United States.


What We Do

Support collegiate recycling programs through technical assistance, education, and training, including a webinar series, annual workshops, and the development of best- practices manuals and toolkits.

Represent a vibrant community of recycling professionals in higher education. CURC members connect with each other through an active email listserv and at gatherings in conjunction with state and national conferences.

Nurture innovative programs such as the RecycleMania® Tournament, which uses a friendly competition format to engage students and staff on college campuses in recycling and waste reduction issues.