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Frequently Asked Questions about Recycling, Composting, and Waste
The SCU community can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org their questions about recycling, composting, and waste on campus. This blog will provide answers to those questions.
Posted on Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2012
Check the type frozen food packaging to see if it is recyclable. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2011
Laminated Paper cannot be recycled due to differences in the recycling process. Read More »
Posted on Monday, Sep. 19, 2011
Paper towels (and any other paper products that DO NOT have plastic linings, pathogens, or bodily fluids)can be composted along with all other food scraps and compostable items. Read More »
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 »
Posted on Friday, Apr. 29, 2011
Luckily, the rules for off-campus recycling are relatively similar to the ones on-campus; both programs are single-stream, meaning you don't have to sort out all the different types of recyclables. Read More »
I have a stack of carbonless copy forms that I can't use. Is it harmful to recycle this kind of paper?
Posted on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010
I live in Sunnyvale and have a lot of old papers lying around; do I have to recycle it separately from my newspapers?
Posted on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009
Mixed paper can be recycled along with newspaper. Read More »
I am confused about the mixed recycling program. What belongs in mixed recycling, and where do I put recyclables?
Posted on Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2008