Labeled recycling containers are provided in each of the classroom buildings, office areas, and residence halls. Labeled recycling dumpsters are in several locations outside. Take a moment to read the stickers on recycling containers to know what items go in which containers.
Three types of dumpsters:
|1.) Commingled Recyclables: green dumpsters
NO PIZZA BOXES or other boxes contaminated with food residue!
Please empty and rinse food containers before recycling. Materials contaminated with food cannot be recycled.
Recyclable materials may be placed in recycling dumpsters in clear plastic bags or loose (without a bag). Black garbage bags are not permitted in recycling dumpsters.
What are plastics #1 and #2? #1 plastic includes most clear plastic drink bottles (for example soda bottles and water bottles). #2 plastic includes plastic milk jugs, laundry detergent jugs, etc.
The Commingled Recyclables dumpsters on campus are located behind Science and Engineering, behind Ferncliffe, between Memorial/Pierce Halls, at Young Hall/Geneva Arms, at Schoolhouse, in the R.P. Church parking lot beside Clarke Hall, behind Alexander Hall and behind Metheny Fieldhouse.
Look for the number inside the recycling symbol on plastic containers.
2.) Paper: yellow and green Abitibi Paper Retriever bins.
NO Cardboard (Note: Corrugated cardboard can be placed with commingled recyclables in lime green dumpsters.)
NO kitchen and bathroom papers
N0 phone books (click here to see info about phone books)
NO books with hard covers (If the hard covers of hardback books are removed, then the paper pages can go into the paper retriever. Throw the covers in the garbage bins.)
Recyclable materials may be placed in paper retriever dumpsters in clear plastic bags or loose (without a bag). Black garbage bags are not permitted in recycling dumpsters.
The Paper Retrievers on campus are located behind Science and Engineering, behind Ferncliffe, in the R.P. Church parking lot beside Clarke Hall, at Young Hall/Geneva Arms and at Schoolhouse.
For more information about the paper retriever program click here to go to the Abitibi web site. www.PaperRetriever.com
|3.) Garbage/Trash: Valley Refuse dumpsters that do not have recycling labels (most are orange)
Black bags are permitted in these dumpsters.
If the dumpsters are full, please do not put trash in any other dumpster. Please put it on the ground next to the trash dumpster.
Geneva prepares students for a wide range of environmental careers through a B.S. degree in environmental science and an engineering concentration in environmental technology.