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Frequently Asked Questions about Recycling, Composting, and Waste

The SCU community can e-mail their questions about recycling, composting, and waste on campus. This blog will provide answers to those questions.

Are Frozen Food Packages Recyclable?

Posted on Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2012
Check the type frozen food packaging to see if it is recyclable. Read More »

Morning after. What do I do with all these solo cups, bottles, and cans around my house?

Posted on Friday, Apr. 29, 2011
No worries, you can both drink responsibly as well as clean up responsibly. We've provided some tips for reusable cups and wine cork recycling. Read More »

I'm confused about our new Starbucks cups. Are they compostable?

Posted on Thursday, Sep. 30, 2010
if you look on the slightly different Starbucks cup we have, it says: "This cup is compostable where commercial composting programs exist." Here is where the answer gets tricky. Read More »

What are "Plastics #1-7"?

Posted on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009

What do I do with my yogurt container?

Posted on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009
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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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