Recycling On Campus

Sustainability Services provides commingled and glass recycling bins for all campus buildings, as well as monitoring the bins on a daily basis and replacing them as needed. Most bins can be found in hallways and lobbies, while some are found in closets or porches. If you need to know where a bin is in a specific building, or you would like one moved, feel free to call or email us and we would be happy to help. 

Every bedroom and classroom on campus has a small desk-side recycling and garbage bins for daily use. Campus community members are responsible for emptying these into the larger recycling and garbage bins so the waste can be collected by our workers.

We have four different types of bins on campus, here is what goes in each: 

 

Toter Slim Bin Desk Side Bin
32-Gallon Wheeled Trash Can, Blue
 
What CAN go in: What CAN'T go in:

        Paper

  • Plastics #1 + #2

  • Small cardboard

  • Tin

  • Aluminum

  • Cafe cup lids

  • (cold and hot)                                  

  • Cafe cup sleeves

  • Plastics #3-#7
  • Sub Soda Cups 
  • Cafe cups
  • Items with food waste
  • Paper towels
  • Styrofoam & packing peanuts
  • (please bag & place next to bin)
  • Large cardboard
  • (please breakdown & place next to bin)

What CAN go in: What CAN'T go in:
  • Glass bottles
  • (please rinse before)
  • Glass jars
  • (please rinse before)
  • Bagged batteries
  • Small electronics (phones, chargers,
  • headphones, string lights)
  • Mirror glass
  • Vase glass
  • Broken glass
  • Large electronics
  • (please call & schedule a pick-up)
  • Lids/corks

If you have any questions about how to dispose of a certain material, please call our campus extension, x1560, or send us an email at recycling@pugetsound.edu so that we can help.