Items

Items ACCEPTED for Mixed Recycling

  • Plastic
    • Bottles and Containers (#1-7)
    • Cups and tubs (#1-7)
    • Yogurt containers
  • Paper
    • White copy paper
    • Colored paper
    • White paper with colored ink
    • Envelopes
    • Legal paper
    • Manila folders
    • Post-it notes
    • Magazines and catalogues (staples are okay)
    • Note cards
    • Newspaper
    • Pasteboard (Cereal boxes, soda/beverage containers)
    • Paper bags
    • Wrapping paper
  • Metal
    • Aluminum cans
    • Foil (no food residue)
    • Steel/Tin cans
    • Pie plates (no food residue)
    • Aluminum baking pans and trays (no food residue)
    • Metal lids
  • Glass (all colors accepted)
    • Bottles
    • Jars

Corrugated cardboard should be placed in the BLUE cardboard dumpsters throughout campus.

Plastic Film Recycling Program

Plastic Grocery Bags and Plastic Packaging- These can be recycled separately through our plastic film recycling program and can be brought to the student union special recycling area or the Office of Sustainability (East Hall). Please DO NOT place these in your mixed recycling bins as they must be kept clean and dry in order to be recycled!

  • Plastic Grocery Bags
  • Plastic wraps (bread bags and shrink wrap)
  • Plastic package inserts- please pop to remove air first
  • Bubble wrap

Landfill Items NOT ACCEPTED for Mixed Recycling

  • Food Waste (please COMPOST where available)
  • Single Use Disposable Items
    • Disposable Cups
    • Drink lids and straws
    • Plastic Forks, knives, spoons, sporks
    • Condiment packets and cups
  • Hygiene Items such as used napkins, paper towels and tissues
  • Saran Wrap
  • Foil snack bags
  • Plastic snack packaging and Ziploc bags
  • Chips and candy wrappers
  • String / Twine
  • Styrofoam
  • Incandescent light bulbs
  • Ceramics, mirrors, pyrex glass
  • Hazardous waste (paint, glues, pesticides, etc)

Special Recycling in Student Union

  • Plastic Film Recycling (plastic grocery bags, plastic wraps such as bread bags, shrink wrap, plastic packaging, bubble wrap). No Food Residue! These items must be clean and dry! Can also be dropped off at the Office of Sustainability in the basement of East Hall
  • Computer Equipment
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Cell Phones and Accessories
  • Techno-trash (storage devices, floppy disks, hard drives, Zip disks, i-pods, empty print cartridges, cables, cords, circuit boards, video tapes, PDA's, etc.)
  • Batteries
  • Printer Cartridges
  • CFL bulbs (place in sealed plastic bag and drop off at the information desk)

Special Recycling in Anne Belk Hall at Technology Support Services

  • Computer Equipment
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Cell Phones and Accessories
  • Techno-trash (storage devices, floppy disks, hard drives, Zip disks, i-pods, empty print cartridges, cables, cords, circuit boards, video tapes, PDA's, etc.)
  • Batteries
  • Printer Cartridges
  • CFL bulbs (place in sealed plastic bag and drop off at the information desk)