In 2013, Appalachian switched to single stream recycling and implemented the mini bin collection system. ALL recyclables – paper, glass, plastics and metals now go one recycling bin together. The main exceptions are cardboard boxes, confidential papers, shredded paper, plastic bags and techno-trash.
The mini bin and single stream efforts are shown to contribute to an increase in recycling rates and allow an educational opportunity on campus. By making the campus community more aware and engaged with personal consumption habits, we are able to move the needle closer to becoming a zero waste campus.
Please contact the Physical Plant at 828-262-3190 if you have any questions.