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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.

How Do I Recycle My Old Mattresses?

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