Items Accepted for Single Stream

Items accepted for Single Stream


  • #1-7 
  • Bottles (with lids)
  • Cups and tubs
  • Yogurt containers
  • Drink lids and straws
  • Forks, knives, spoons, sporks
  • Plastic wraps (bread bags, saran wrap, shrink wrap)
  • Bubble wrap
  • Plastic grocery bags


  • 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


  • Aluminum cans
  • Foil (no food residue)
  • Steel/Tin cans
  • Pie plates
  • Aluminum baking pans and trays
  • Metal lids


  • All colors
  • Bottles
  • Jars

*Corrugated cardboard should be placed in the blue cardboard dumpsters throughout campus.


Items Not accepted for Single Stream
  • String / Twine
  • Styrofoam
  • Foil snack bags
  • Food Waste
  • Compostable containers
  • Incandescent light bulbs
  • Ceramics, mirrors, pyrex glass
  • Hazardous waste (paint, glues, pesticides, etc)


Special Recycling in Student Union
  • Storage devices
  • Techno-trash*
  • Batteries
  • Printer Cartridges
  • CFL bulbs (place in sealed plastic bag and drop off at the information desk)
  • Plastic grocery bags

*Techno-trash (everything but the computer itself including: storage devices, CD's, floppy disks, hard drives, Zip disks, cell phones and accessories, i-pods, empty print cartridges, cables, cords, parts of circuit boards, video tapes, PDA's, etc.) can also be recycled in Anne Belk Hall at Technology Support Services.


If you have any questions, need to report a problem or arrange special pick-ups for confidential recycling, please call 828.262.3190.