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Recycling

Four-stream recycling bins are now installed at both the New Westminster and Coquitlam campuses. The amount of garbage being sent to the landfill has been drastically reduced, as most of it is diverted into the Compost, Mixed Containers, and Paper bins.

4-stream recycling bins

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

Recycling mixed 
  • plastics, numbered 1-7
  • metals
  • glass.
  • plastic coffee lids goes, too.
Empty any food contents into Compost, no need to wash or rinse.   
 
Recycling compost
  • all food scraps
  • food-soiled paper and cardboard (paper plates, napkins, pizza boxes)
  • wooden items, including chop-sticks and stir sticks, can be composted.
No plastics
 
Recycling paper
  • paper of all types
  • glossy magazines/fliers
  • clean cardboard
  • paper towel (non-food-soiled)
  • empty paper coffee cup and sleeves
Sticky notes can be recycled in Paper, too! ​
 
Recycling garbage
  • snack wrappers
  • chip bags
  • soft plastics  

Thanks 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. For more information, check out our FAQs.