Office of Sustainability

List of Recyclable Materials

These materials are accepted in the mixed recycling containers:
  • Metal  Containers
    • Aluminum, steel and tin cans  (do not crush)
    • Aluminum foil (clean and balled)
    • Pie pans
    • Aerosol cans (empty)
    • Metal jar lids and steel bottle caps (loose)
  • Paper milk and juice cartons
    • NO straws
    • NO cartons with mylar lining
  • Colored or clear glass
    • Please remove caps
    • NO light bulbs
    • NO Pyrex
    • NO window glass or mirrors
  • Plastics #1-7
    • NO plastic bags
    • NO polystyrene foam
  • Mixed Paper
    • Newspaper
    • Magazines
    • White and colored paper
    • Envelopes
    • Soft-bound books (plastic bindings OK)
    • NO plastic coated or carbon paper
    • NO paper plates, cups, or napkins
  • Cardboard
    • NO pizza boxes
    • NO food take away containers
These materials are accepted in the organic waste and compost collection containers:
  • Food waste
    • Fruits
    • Vegetables
    • Legumes
    • Grains
    • Egg shells
    • Coffee grounds
    • Tea and tea bags
    • NO dairy
    • NO meat
  • Soiled paper products
    • Napkins
    • Paper cups
    • Paper plates
    • Pizza boxes
    • Unlined paper take away containers
    • NO compostable plastics
These materials are accepted in the electronic waste containers:
  • CFL bulbs
    • Please put CFL in sealed plastic bag before depositing in container
  • Batteries
  • Small electronics
  • Discs and CDs
  • Ink Cartridges
  • Cell phones
  • Monitors (LCD or CRT)
Contact Morgan King in Plant Operations about recycling these other materials:
  • Large mixed rigid plastics
    • For examples: plastic chairs, plastic totes
  • Scrap metal and wire
    • For example: metal framed bookcase
  • Large Electronics
  • Hard-bound books
  • Carpeting
  • Laboratory and field equipment
  • Brick, porcelain, concrete, broken glass
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