Facilities Services

Facilities Services, Sherman Building, 60 tootell Road, Kingston, RI 02881

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Where does my recycling go?

URI has a private company pick up and transport your recycling to the Materials Recycling Facility at the RIRRC in Johnston. Here the recyclables are dumped onto a tip floor and then loaded onto a series of conveyor belts. High tech processes such as optical sorting technology, photoreceptors and air jets are all used to sort the material into individual steams. These photos show bales of laundry detergent bottles, milk bottles and aluminum cans all being prepared to ship off to markets where they can be manufactured into other products.

Dedicated loads of cardboard from our high volume areas such as the dining halls and Memorial Union is sold to recyclers for re-manufacturing.


Your laundry jugs/bottles

Baled aluminum cans waiting to be shipped.

Used soda and aluminum cans



Baled aluminum cans waiting to be shipped.

Mixed paper

Steel (tin) cans


Watch a video for what happens to your recycling:


Facility news

Get.Facilities, our new computerized maintenance management system for work orders.

Environmental Impact overview of the positive environmental effect we are having on the campus (PowerPoint).


There are many services we provide. View our Available Services list.

Find any building on campus using the Interactive Campus Map.

Do you have a work request? Visit the Facilities Services Control Center to submit a request for any Facilities Services department. Or, simply call 4-4060.

Read about URI's Storm Water Waste Management Program Plan (SWMPP) and the RI DEM Office of Water Resources Annual Report for URI.

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