Facilities Management

Recycling

Recycling at Southwestern is single-stream, meaning all recyclable materials are put into the same bin. The guide below outlines where you can properly dispose of your waste at SU.

Key

SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING BINS
Located in all offices, common rooms, dorms, and outdoors.

LANDFILL BINS
Located in all offices, common rooms, dorms, and outdoors. 

BAG THE BAG
Located in admin building breakrooms and residence hall kitchens.

GOODWILL BINS
Located outside next to Lords Apartments, DLC, and McCombs/Ruter.

COMPOST BUCKETS
Located outside next to SU Community Garden and Greenhouse.

 

Recycling Guide

Air Freshener (empty)
Aluminum Cans
Beverage Bottles (Glass & Plastic)
Bottle Caps
Broken Glass Containers
Bubble Wrap
Bubble Wrap Padded Paper Envelopes
Bubble Wrap Padded Plastic Envelopes
CD’s & DVD’s
Cell Phones
Ceramics /
Cereal/Snack Boxes
Chip Bags
Clothing
Coffee Filter /
Detergent Bottles
Drinking Glasses
Envelopes (Even with Plastic Window)
Foil
Food Cans (Metal or Tin)
Glass Bottles
Glass Containers
Gum Wrappers 
Hair Spray (Empty)
Hangers (Metal and Plastic)
Ice Cream Tubs /
Juice Cartons
Laminated Paper
Magazines
Mason Jars
Meat and Produce Bags
Milk Cartons
Mirrors
Napkins /
Newspaper
Office Paper
Packing Cardboard
Packing Tape
Pans
Paper (Unsoiled)
Paper (Soiled) /
Paper Cups and Plates /
Paper Egg Cartons
Paper Towel Tubes
Paper Towels /
Pet Food Bag
Pet Food Cans
Pet Waste
Pizza Boxes with Minimal Grease
Pizza Boxes Greasy /
Plastic Bread Bags
Plastic Food Wrap/Cellophane Products
Plastic Grocery Bags
Plastic Jugs
Plastic Six-Pack Rings
Saran Wrap
Shampoo Bottles
Spray Paint (Empty)
Straws
Styrofoam
Tea Bags /
Toilet paper tubes
Utensils (Metal)
Utensils (Plastic)
Wax Paper
Yogurt Cups
Ziploc-Type Bags

Have a specific item that is not on the list? Texas Disposal Systems’ Waste Wizard features a searchable database for trash and recycling. Just click “What Goes Where?” and type your item into the search box.

 

TEXAS DISPOSAL SYSTEMS WASTE WIZARD

Need a bin for your office or dorm room? Email johnsonv@southwestern.edu

View our Zero Waste Initiatives here!