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Frequently Asked Questions about Recycling, Composting, and Waste

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


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 »

How do I recycle textbooks?

Posted on Wednesday, Jul. 9, 2008

Does SCU recycle hard and soft cover books?

Posted on Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2008
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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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