Recycling

Now all recyclables can be placed in the same bin!
Our recycling program is single-stream — one bin fits all!

This includes all campus recycling bins.

  • Small desk-side blue bin
  • Waste station bins with blue slotted lid
  • Large blue bins for special events

Look for more waste stations appearing in the campus  in the future.
Almost all waste is recyclable through this program!

All single-sort recycling goes to Ecomaine's state of the art sorting facility in Portland. Visit www.ecomaine.org for more infomation.

DO RECYCLE THESE!

DON’T RECYCLE THESE!

PAPER
Newspapers & Inserts
Magazines
Mail & catalogs
Paper bags
Office paper & envelopes
File folders
Wrapping paper
Phonebooks
Hardcover books
Paper plates (clean)
Milk & juice cartons
Drink boxes & aseptic
Containers
Cardboard boxes
Cereal boxes
Gift boxes
Pizza boxes

PLASTIC
Water bottles
Milk jugs
Detergent bottles
All containers marked with a #1 - #7
(except styrofoam)
Plastic grocery bags

METAL
Tin Cans
Aerosol Cans (empty)
Aluminum Cans/Foil
Pots & Pans

GLASS
All glass bottles & jars (all colors)

All containers should be empty. Please collapse all boxes.

Bubble-wrap
Clothing & shoes
Diapers
Envelopes, plastic or Tyvek®
Food (but you can compost it!)
Kitty litter
Knives
Light bulbs,
incandescent (trash)
compact fluorescent
  (return to store or Facilities)
Needles & sharps
Paper napkins
Paper towels
Plastic bags:
bread bags
frozen vegetable,
snack/sandwich,
trash bags
Plastic wrap or film
Potato chip bags
Ribbon & bows
Styrofoam® or
polystyrene foam
(even if marked #6)
Trash/waste
Vinyl (siding, bumperstickers, etc.)
Waxed boxes & paper
Wood

If you are missing a recycling bin in your office, please email recycle@sjcme.edu.