USU Recycling Center
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Materials Accepted at USU Recycling
Mixed Paper, White Paper, Shredded Paper, Corrugated Cardboard, Aluminum Cans, Tin/Steel Cans, Plastic Bottles, Plastics #3-7, Plastic Bags, Glass Bottles, Rigid;White Styrofoam, Scrap Metal, Wooden Pallets, Batteries
|Mixed Paper: colored paper, newspaper, envelopes with or without windows, books, phone books, paper bags, magazines, cardstock, folders, sticky notes egg/pop cartons etc. (Staples, tape ok)||Place in “Mixed Paper” or “Paper” bins, boxes, or cages||Every Classroom and dorm room on campus; offices, hallways, outside cages and drop-off areas||Waxed Cups, waxy orange juice/milk containers, laminated paper, paper towels, tissues, messy, wet, or greasy paper, rubber bands, plastic bags|
|White Paper: white office/copy paper, writing paper, envelopes with or without windows, notebook paper (Staples and tape ok)||Place in “White Paper” bins where possible, where not available, “Mixed Paper” or “Paper” bins||Specifically designated bins for white paper are in many hallways and offices, see also list for mixed paper||Tissues, tissue paper, waxy paper, laminated paper, messy, wet, or greasy paper, plastic bags|
|Shredded Paper: white or colored paper||Please place in plastic or paper bags to avoid mess and put with mixed or white paper or in the cardboard section of outside cages or central areas||Specifically designated bins are rare; Shredded paper should be enclosed in plastic bags and placed with cardboard||Wet paper. (Shredded Paper is the only time we encourage individuals to use plastic bags- the bags aren’t recyclable here, but do prevent messes)|
|Corrugated Cardboard: Paper with corrugation- if in doubt, rip it and look for ridges (hint, it is not always just brown) (Tape ok)||ALWAYS flatten. Take to central location and put in cage or on pallet or stack against the wall as applicable. (If filled with white, rigid styrofoam, ok to leave unbroken)||Usually in central locations inside-can be simply a pallet or a stack against the wall- or a cage outside; also all drop-off or outside cages.||Trash of any kind. Really greasy or waxy boxes. Packing peanuts. (Generally, clean pizza boxes are ok)|
|Aluminum Cans: Beverage and cat food containers||On campus: Place in “Beverage Containers” bins; In cages by dorms: place in “Co-mingled Containers” section; Drop-off areas: Place in “Aluminum Cans” box; crushing them is nice|| In many hallways and areas with multiple offices, all drop off areas and dorm cages;
If you are in a building without a bin and would like one, please contact us.
|Aluminum foil, aluminum trays, airplanes etc- they can be recycled as “Scrap Metal” but not with aluminum cans|
|Tin/Steel Cans: Food and certain types of beverage containers (like Slim Fast cans)||Rinse major food items from them to reduce odor, but washing and removing labels is not necessary- try to save water too. See above “Aluminum Cans”||Place them with aluminum cans as above, everywhere except the drop-off area at the Recycling Center (they have their own spot there)||Anything not shaped like a can- these items can be recycled in “Scrap Metal” at the Recycling Center Drop-off Area|
|Plastic Bottles: Only #1 <PETE> and #2 <HDPE> (Pop Bottles, Milk Jugs, Detergent bottles etc). They can be colored or clear- check the bottom of the container for the number inside the recycling symbol||Remove and discard lids (they are often a different material and cause problems with balers) but no need to rinse or remove labels; On campus: Place with “Beverage Containers;” In cages by dorms: Place with “Co-Mingled Containers;” in Drop-off areas: with their respective plastic type||All the places listed where aluminum cans are accepted- sometimes separate, but often mixed with other types of beverage containers||Containers with liquid in them or metal attached to them.|
|Misc Plastics : Plastics #3-7 and any other type of plastic that does not have metal or paper it or attached to it.||Place with “beverage containers” or “co-mingled containers” or plastics # 2||All the places listed where aluminum cans are accepted- sometimes with plastics #2, but often mixed with other types of beverage containers.|| No laminated paper or metal of ANY kind.
|Plastic Bags: Do not collect, take to local grocery.|
|Glass Bottles: There are two categories for glass bottle collection at USU. One is brown bottles and the rest are under the other.||Just rinse major food items out but no need to remove labels.||Specifically designated spots are located in the truck in Aggie Village and the Recycling Center Drop-off Area. On campus: place glass bottles with “Beverage Containers” or “Co-Mingled Containers”||Lids, full bottles, messy materials left in the bottles.|
|Rigid, White Styrofoam: The hard, white styrofoam for packaging and for insulating||Usually place with cardboard or paper or in specially designated spots.||Specifically designated spot: Recycling Center Drop-off. Other special spots exist, but usually just place it with cardboard or paper.||Packing peanuts and squishy foam, plastic bags, tape|
|Scrap Metal: Basically any type of metal that isn’t an aluminum or tin/steel can||Place only in bins specifically designated as “Scrap Metal,” not with other cans||Recycling Center Drop-off area is the only spot for “Scrap Metal”||Drums, refrigerators, or items containing freon|
|Wooden Pallets: Pallets for shipping made from wood, whether whole or broken||Place with cardboard or specifically designated spots||In each building with designated cardboard areas and at Recycling Center Drop-off area, place them near the fence on the east side.||Pallets not made from wood. We DO take broken pallets though.|
|Batteries: AA, AAA, C, D, 9V and other small batteries||Place only in bins specifically designated for “Battery Recycling” or at the Drop-off areas, in the yellow bucket||NR Atrium, Business NW entrance, Eng. Lab Breezeway, Merrill Lib. Entrance, TSC copy center, Aggie Village Drop-off truck, Recycling Center Drop-off area|| Car Batteries: Contact: Environmental Health and Safety: http://ehs.usu.edu. Division http://www.loganutah.org
|Motor Oil: We only recycle motor oil from Motor Pool vehicles. DO NOT leave motor oil at drop-off areas.|| Contact auto parts stores, Logan ’s Env. Division, or call
|E-Waste: Computers and electronics We DO NOT accept any E-Waste.|| USU Departments may contact Surplus Sales at 797-2083 or http://www.usu.
|If unaccpetable by Surplus Contact: Environmental Health and Safety: http://ehs.usu.edu.|