With four-stream recycling bins installed at both our campuses, the amount of garbage being sent to the landfill has been drastically reduced as most of it is diverted into Compost, Mixed Containers, and Paper bins.

When you are on campus and see the four bins, here’s a helpful guide to which items go into which bins:

  • Paper coffee cups (including lids and sleeves)
  • Rigid plastics marked 1, 2 & 5 only
  • Aluminum beverage cans
  • Tin cans
  • Clamshell-style food containers
  • Empty cardboard dairy containers
  • Metals
  • Glass
  • Tetra packs - i.e. juices, milk and soup containers
  • Glass jars or bottles
  • Plastic cutlery
  • Aluminum foil and pie plates

Empty any food contents into Compost, no need to wash or rinse.     

Some soft plastics are marked #4, but please do not place soft plastics of any type (ex. plastic food wrap (Saran Wrap), grocery, Ziploc, or other plastic bags) in the Mixed Containers stream.

If soft plastics are placed in the Mixed Containers stream, it is considered contaminated, and is unrecyclable.

Please put soft plastics in the Garbage bin.

  • All food scraps
  • Food-soiled paper and cardboard (paper plates, napkins, pizza boxes)
  • Wooden items, including chop-sticks and stir sticks, can be composted
  • Tea bags
  • Used Kleenex tissues
  • Paper towel
  • Items marked compostable or biodegradable
  • No plastics
  • No chewing gum
  • Paper of all types
  • Glossy magazines/fliers
  • Clean cardboard
  • Cardboard
  • File folders
  • Poster board
  • Empty cardboard dairy containers
  • Sticky notes
  • Staples are acceptable          
  • Snack wrappers
  • Chip bags
  • Soft plastics such as plastic food wrap, grocery, Ziploc, or other plastic bags. 
  • Adhesive tape
  • Laminated items
  • Foam-like take out containers
  • Chewing gum
Keep it together
  •  Paper coffee cups (including lids and sleeves) go into the mixed containers bin.

Thank you for taking a moment to consider where your waste should go, so we can make sure to send as little garbage to the landfill as possible.