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Waste Diversion in Residence Halls
These guideline identify materials that can be residence hall's external waste/recycling area.
These items should be composted by placing in a residence hall's external waste/recycling area.
- Leftover food
- Food-soiled paper & cardboard (pizza boxes)
- Dining Services to-go
- Coffee grounds and tea bags
- Paper towels
Personal Compost Pail
Residents can acquire a personal compost pail to use in their room during the school year. Pails are distributed the first two weeks of school at information sessions. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out when information sessions will occur near your residence hall.
These items should be recycled by placing in a residence hall's external waste/recycling area, or at a residence hall's service desk.
- Plastic: all types. Please empty and rinse as appropriate.
- Thin-film plastic: plastic bags (dry cleaning, bread, grocery) and plastic wrap (cellophane, shrink wrap). Please bundle in a clear bag and knot the top.
- Paper: white/colored paper, newspaper, magazine, paperboard boxes, photographs. Staples and tape are OK.
- Milk cartons
- Corrugated cardboard, including CLEAN pizza box tops. Please flatten all boxes. Please place in the gray cart in the residence hall's external waste area.
- Batteries, cell phones, cords, light bulbs, ink cartridges, CD/DVDs. Please recycle at service desk containers.
Electronic Waste (E-Waste)
- Items with an electric cord or battery, such as a lamp, TV, microwave, or personal fan. Please place in residence hall external waste area, near the "e-waste" sign along the wall.
Swap with a friend, or donate to the Swap for Good or during Move-Out.
- Clothing (still wearable)
- Shoes (still wearable)
- Small housewares