Installing Recycling Bins at Clark Kerr Dorm Rooms

Project Leads: Eva Malis, Jordan French

Sponsor: Clark Kerr Campus

TGIF Mini-Grant: $1,700.00

Project Theme: Waste Reduction

Project Location

2013 Application Submission

Status: Complete

Project Description: Recycling bins are a basic, essential step to our campus-wide goal of Zero Waste by 2020.  The project conducted a survey which showed strong support from residents for the installment of recycling bins in each room.  Currently, the few bins around campus are located an inconvenient distance away from the dorm buildings.  With bins in the rooms and more readily available to residents, students will be encouraged to dispose of recyclables properly. 


  1. Increase recycling in the residence halls, specifically Clark Kerr. 
  2. Purchase small recycling containers for the dormitories and install a recycling bin in each room over winter break, carried out by GETH members and volunteers from Hall Association.
  3. Publicize the project and explain the benefits to all residents in the Clark Kerr newsletter, providing information on how to properly recycle and the benefits of recycling.  The project plans to ensure that residents know how to correctly use the bins, and motivate them to do so.

2014 Progress:

  • Reclying bins are installed in residence halls 3 and 4 of Clark Kerr



2015 Poster

Final Report

Mission Statement

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) provides funding for projects that reduce UC Berkeley's negative impact on the environment and make UC Berkeley more sustainable. TGIF will allocate funds to projects that promote sustainable modes of transportation, increase energy and water efficiency, restore habitat, promote environmental and food justice, and reduce the amount of waste created by UC Berkeley. Portions of the fund also support education and behavior change initiatives, student aid (via return to aid), and internships. TGIF is supported by student fees and administered through a student-majority committee and a program coordinator.