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Frequently Asked Questions about Recycling, Composting, and Waste

The SCU community can e-mail recycling@scu.edu their questions about recycling, composting, and waste on campus. This blog will provide answers to those questions.

Is bubble wrap recyclable?

Posted on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012
Bubble wrap is recyclable on campus, but there are many ways to reuse it as well. Read More »

What can I do with my old cassettes?

Posted on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012
Learn ways on how to reuse your cassettes and where to recycle them. Read More »

How Do I Recycle My Old Mattresses?

Posted on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011
Learn where you can donate and recycle old mattresses. Read More »

We have several vinyl banners that we are hoping can be recycled. Do you have any suggestions on if this can be done and how?

Posted on Friday, Jul. 29, 2011
Reusing/repurposing is better than recycling, since it takes less energy. Read More »
books

I have a bunch of books I don't need... what should I do?

Posted on Thursday, Jun. 30, 2011
You can donate or recycle them. Please don't put them in the blue paper recycling bags, books are heavy and rip the bags. Read More »
 
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The Basics:
  • Recycling: paper, plastic (#1-#7), glass, aluminum, tin. Look for BLUE.
  • Compost: food waste, biodegradable material, (if it was once alive, it can be composted!). Look for GREEN.
  • Landfill waste: everything else! Look for RED or BLACK.
 
 
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