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Recycing in Campus Houses

 

Pick Up Dates 2015-16 Academic Year

If you live on Theme Row, Alder, 15th, or 17th St:

Month

 Pick-Up

Month

Pick-Up

August

12th, 26th

January

13th, 27nd

September

9th, 23th

February

10th, 24th

October

7th, 21st

March

9th, 23th

November

4th, 18th

April

6th, 20th

December

2nd, 16th , 30th

May

4th, 18th

If you live on Washington or 14th St:

Month

 Pick-Up

Month

Pick-Up

August

21st

January

8th, 22nd

September

4th, 18th

February

5th, 19th

October

16th, 30rd

March

4th, 18th

November

13th, 28th

April

1st, 15th, 29th

December

11th, 26th

May

13th, 27th

 

Commingled Bins

Acceptable  

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-Paper

-Plastics #1-7

-Thin cardboard    

(cereal boxes)

-Small corrugated cardboard 

-Liquid Cartons

(milk and juice cartons, etc)

-Tin

-Aluminum

Not Acceptable

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-Food waste

-Glass

-Pizza boxes

-Styrofoam/packing peanuts

-Coffee cups

-Tissues, paper towels, napkins

-Wax-coated paper or cardboard

Glass Bin

Acceptable  

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-Glass Bottles with lids removed

-Batteries in sealed plastic bags

-Small Electronic Items  



 

Not Acceptable

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Broken glass

Glass cups

Vases

Window panes

Mirrors

Light bulbs

Ceramics

 

Servicing the Bins

Recycling, trash, and glass bins at on-campus houses will be emptied every other Wednesday if you live East of Union Ave and every other Friday if you live West of Union Ave. You will be provided with a flyer detailing how to properly dispose of your waste with the University of Puget Sound; this flyer will also include the dates on which your recycling and trash will be emptied. It is the responsibility of the members of on-campus houses to pull the recycling bins out past the curb before 7 a.m. on the correct day to be emptied.

If you are missing a commingled, trash, or glass bin, or if your bin is constantly too full and would like to requests another, please send Sustainability Services an email at recycling@pugetsound.edu.

Extra things to note:

  • Sustainability Services collects electronic items to be recycled. Small electronics such as iPods and cell phones can be placed in any glass bin (except for the on-campus house glass bins) and will be collected by our team. Larger items such as laptops, printers, and microwaves can be collected as well, although they should not go in the glass bins that get collected by the city. Please send Sustainability Services an email at recycling@pugetsound.edu so that we can coordinate with you to collect the item(s).
  • Have any doubts about which items can go where to be properly recycled? Take a look at our A-Z Disposal Guide or our Frequently Asked Questions section. If your question is not answered by the information on these pages, please call our campus extension, x1560, or send us an email at recycling@pugetsound.edu so that we can help.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please email Sustainability Services at recycling@pugetsound.edu, or call our campus extension x1560.