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Frequently Asked Questions about Recycling, Composting, and Waste

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

Is bubble wrap recyclable?

Posted on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012
Bubble wrap is recyclable on campus, but there are many ways to reuse it as well. Read More »

How Do I Recycle My Old Mattresses?

Posted on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011
Learn where you can donate and recycle old mattresses. Read More »

Can Plastic Bags Be Recycled On Campus?

Posted on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011
Yes, Plastic bags can be recycled on campus. 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 an off-campus student. What are the rules for Santa Clara's curbside recycling program?

Posted on Friday, Apr. 29, 2011
Luckily, the rules for off-campus recycling are relatively similar to the ones on-campus; both programs are single-stream, meaning you don't have to sort out all the different types of recyclables. Read More »

How do I recycle floppy disks?

Posted on Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2010
Recycle your old floppy disks Read More »
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I live in Sunnyvale and have a lot of old papers lying around; do I have to recycle it separately from my newspapers?

Posted on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009
Mixed paper can be recycled along with newspaper. Read More »
 
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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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