Current Projects

NexTrex Challenge

UMB is participating in the NexTrex Challenge from July 1, 2023 through January 1, 2024. The goal is to collect at least 500 lbs. of plastic film and bags within the six-month period. If UMB is able to meet the goal, the University will receive a Trex bench. During this period, volunteers will collect and report out the weights of collected material to Trex.

Look for the NexTrex Challenge Accepted Materials flyer attached to a participating collection bin.

Accepted Materials Include:

Produce/bread bags, ice bags, plastic shopping bags, Ziploc bags, bubble wrap, plastic mailers, newspaper sleeves, cereal box liners, dry cleaning bags, case overwrap. All items must be clean, dry, and free of food residue.


Divert plastic film and bag waste from the incinerator.


BIORESCO, HSHSL, SMC Campus Center, School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, Supply Services

Public Drop-Off Locations
  • BIORESCO (outside in atrium, MSTF Room 166)
  • Pascault Row Recycling Room (661-11)
  • Pharmacy Hall (atrium, by kitchen)
  • School of Law (atrium)
  • School of Nursing (lobby, by elevator)
  • SMC Campus Center (lobby, by Amazon lockers)
Past Drop-off Locations
  • HSHSL (left of security guard desk)
  • Lexington Building (lobby)

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Alignment with Strategic Plan:

Waste and Procurement: Promote source reduction, reuse, and recycling & composting across UMB's campus.