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Queen's University
 

What Goes Where?poster 

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, download the Waste Watcher's Guide to Recycling & Waste Disposal or contact Waste Services for any items that aren't listed.

MIXED CANS, GLASS & PLASTIC ACCEPTED FOR RECYCLING:

  • #1,#2,#3,#4,#5,#6 plastic containers
  • Plastic cups
  • Plastic utensils
  • Plastic bags
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Cans
  • Coffee Cups & Lids
  • Styrofoam

NOT ACCEPTED FOR RECYCLING:

  • Detergent, solvent or other chemical containers
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hard cover books
  • Paper bound by large metal clips
  • Wax coated boxes
  • Paper products stained with food, oil, paint or chemicals

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