Sustainability Office

Sustainable Queen's
Sustainable Queen's

Mixed Material Recycling


*available in retail food outlets, JDUC, QC and participating offices

Mixed Plastics, Glass & Cans

Mixed Paper


meat, poultry, fish, shellfish and bones #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6 plastic containers all paper and envelopes courier envelopes
egg and dairy coffee cups and lids soft cover books, catalogues, journals paper towels and facial tissue
fruit and vegetables plastic cups newspaper and magazines food wrappers
bread, dough, pasta, grains plastic utensils cardboard and boxboard wax coated boxes
coffee grounds, filters and tea bags plastic bags carbonless copies paper products stained with food, oil, paint or chemicals
kitchen paper towels plastic bottles post-it-notes pottery, ceramics, glassware
uncoated paper take-out containers glass bottles and jars paper with staples, labels, tape, hi-lighter and magic marker  
pizza delivery boxes food and beverage cans file folders  
paper napkins styrofoam clean brown lunch bags  
waxed cardboard and paper      
uncoated plates      


Recycling practices at the University are similar to the way you recycle at home.  All buildings are equipped with clearly labeled waste/recycle depots to assist you with sorting recyclable items. 

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 the Sustainability Office for any items that aren't listed.