How can you recycle?
The university’s recycling program is one of the most successful in the state! W&M placed 1st in the state within a RecycleMania diversion category and the compost category in 2017.
We have a mixed (often called single stream) system, which means all recycling goes into one bin and is then sorted at the recycling plant. Recycling is collected deskside from offices, in residence hall common areas, many public common areas, and most outdoor locations. W&M also composts pre- and post-consumer food in the dining halls on campus.
- Academic/Administrative Buildings: dark blue containers in offices accept mixed recyclables (see the list of acceptable recycling content to the left).
- Residence Halls: each room/apartment has a blue recycling bin—simply empty your recycling into the large blue recycling dumpsters outside.
Large blue recycling containers are located next to most existing solid waste containers in high traffic areas and accept the same items as the indoor blue bins.
Recycle mixed material, including large cardboard boxes that have been broken down; see a map (pdf) of recycling dumpsters on campus.
For more information about the details of recycling at William & Mary, check out the Integrated Waste Management Report, compiled by the Committee on Sustainability's Diversion working group.
What can you recycle?
For help with what can be recycled, see the guidelines posted by Facilities Management.