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Sustainable Living

Residence Life is committed to sustainability in our halls, providing those within our campus community opportunities to recycle, reuse, and compost. Here is how you can be a part of this effort:

What We Recycle
  • Paper
  • Glass
  • Plastic (#1 & #2) -no caps please
  • Cardboard (but no greasy pizza boxes please)
  • Aluminum and metal cans

Each room or apartment has a blue recycling bin for residents to use. You can simply empty your recycling into our blue recycling dumpsters outside. Since we do co-mingled recycling it couldn't be any easier! We also have blue collection bins located in kitchens and other designated areas so you can always recycle. Our recycling staff makes scheduled rounds of campus (Monday-Friday) to collect these items. Do your part by keeping these areas clean, rinsing out containers and not placing trash in the recycling bins!

Do We Recycle Anything Else?
  • For other items such as CFLs you can contact the Environmental Health and Safety Office.
How Can I Help?

Aside from properly disposing your recyclable items, we can always use good ideas! If you have any suggestions or questions, you can email Chris Durden, Director of Housing Operations, at [[mcdurd]] or speak to your Community Council and Hall representatives.


For information about how and where you can compost on campus, visit the Composting on Campus Website.