recycling plastic glass metal and paper


Housing and Food Services is committed to reducing waste and recycling. Single-stream recycling containers are located in each residence hall room and in dining areas for residents and guests; single-stream recycling allows all items collected to be mixed in a collection truck instead of being sorted into separate types and handled separately throughout the collection process. In single-stream, both the collection and processing systems are designed to handle this mix of recyclables, with materials being separated for reuse at a materials recovery facility. To ensure a successful recycling program, please follow the guidelines for single-stream recycling.

Please recycle:

  • Metal Cans - Steel, tin, and aluminum soda, vegetable, fruit, and tuna cans
  • Plastic Bottles & Containers #1-5 and 7
  • Paper: Brown paper bags, non-confidential office paper, newspaper, and magazines
  • Paper Cardboard, Dairy, and Juice Containers
  • Flattened Cardboard and Paperboard
  • Glass Bottles and Jars

Do not place the following items in recycling containers:

  • Food waste
  • Plastic bags
  • Polystyrene foam cups and containers

To make sure quality material is recycled:

  • Paper and cardboard must be dry and free of food debris
  • Paper food containers must be rinsed out.
  • Tissues, paper towels, or other paper that has been in contact with food is not accepted.
  • All containers must be empty.
  • Do not include caps from plastics or cans.
  • Keep medical waste out of recycling containers.