Established in 1976, CU Recycling has become one of the leading campus recycling programs in the country. Built by student action and motivation, CU Recycling's integration can be seen through the composting and recycling efforts throughout campus. CU’s achievements in recycling have attracted attention from the National Recycling Coalition by being awarded the first "Outstanding School Program" award in 1995.
The University Environmental Center, Recycling HQ, is located in the UMC room 355 on the third floor.
The Recycling Operations Center, where campus recycling is sorted, is located immediately east of Regent AutoPark.