Accepted Items

Help us keep the recycling stream clean! Do not recycle glass, #6 and #7 plastics, Styrofoam, plastic bags and film, cartons, packets and wrappers, food and liquid or food-soiled materials in any single stream recycling bin on campus. These items are considered to be contaminants that degrade the value of the recyclables that have been sorted into the bins correctly. Bins designated for glass and plastic bags are located in the Student Center West and Student Center East.

Please email [email protected] with questions about specific items not listed.



  • Newspaper
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Printer and copy paper
  • Notebook paper
  • Envelopes and folders
  • Paper bags
  • Paperback books
  • Post-It notes
  • Shredded paper (bagged and tied off)
  • Staples and paperclips


  • Carboard boxes (broken down)
  • Paper towel and toilet paper rolls
  • Boxboard and paperboard
    • Cereal boxes
    • Pasta boxes
    • Shoe boxes
    • Tissue boxes


  • Aluminum foil and bakeware
  • Aluminum cans
    • Soda cans
    • Energy drink cans
    • Beer cans
  • Steel cans
    • Soup cans
    • Canned vegetable cans
    • Tuna fish cans


  • Bottle caps (twisted onto bottle)
  • #1-5 plastic bottles, cups and containers
    • Shampoo bottles
    • Milk jugs
    • Soft drink bottles
    • Yogurt cups


  • Plastic bindings and clips
  • Food-soiled paper
    • Napkins and paper towels
    • Paper plates and cups
    • Tissues
    • Chinese takeout containers
  • Cartons
    • Juice cartons
    • Milk cartons
    • Ice cream cartons
  • Food-soiled cardboard
    • Pizza boxes
    • Takeout containers
  • Pots, pans and utensils
  • Aerosol cans
    • Hairspray cans
    • Whipped cream cans
    • Air freshener cans
  • #6 Styrofoam products
  • #6 “Clamshell” and brittle plastic packaging
    • Salad bar containers
    • Light bulb and electronics packaging
    • Produce containers
  • #7 “Miscellaneous” and rigid plastics
    • CD and DVD cases
    • Buckets
    • Laundry baskets
  • #2/#4 Plastic bags and film (only accepted in the Student Center East and West bins)
    • Grocery bags
    • Bread bags
    • Sandwich bags
    • Stretch wrap
  • Biodegradable plastics


Questions? Email [email protected].