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Physical Plant Services: Waste Services: General Recycling

Recycling practices at the University are similar to the way you recycle at home. Recyclable materials are sorted into two streams: mixed paper and mixed cans, glass and plastic. All buildings are equipped with clearly labeled waste/recycle depots to assist you with sorting recyclable items. Look for these container types in and around the buildings on campus for your waste/recycling needs. Recycling containers that are contaminated with garbage are disposed of as waste. Do your part by taking the time to sort your waste and recyclable items into the proper containers.

Not sure if something is recyclable? Check the information provided here or contact Waste Services for any items that aren't listed.

General Recycling

Mixed Cans, Glass & Plastic
Accepted for Recycling:
#1,#2,#3,#4,#5,#6 plastic containers
Plastic cups
Utensils and bags
Glass bottles and jars
Not Accepted for Recycling:
Detergent, solvent or other chemical containers
Polystyrene (Styrofoam) packing materials
Pottery, ceramics, glassware
Windows, mirrors

Mixed Paper
Accepted for Recycling:
White, coloured and glossy paper, fax paper
Glue or staple bound soft covered books, catalogues, journal
Newspaper & magazines
Hard and Soft cover books (covers removed)
Corrugated cardboard and boxboard
Carbonless copies (NCR)
Post-it Notes
Paper with staples, labels, tape, highlighter and magic marker
Envelopes (includes: window and brown), file folders
Kraft paper
Shredded paper
Clean brown lunch bags
Not Accepted for Recycling:
Courier envelopes
Paper towels, cups, facial tissue
Food wrappers
Paper bound by large metal clips
Wax coated boxes
Paper products stained with food, oil, paint or chemicals