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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.

How do I recycle long fluorescent lighting tubes?

Posted on Friday, Apr. 29, 2011
Thanks for recycling these! Many places will accept long fluorescent tubes to recycle. Read More »

At SCU, where do we send our ink cartridges to be recycled?

Posted on Monday, Aug. 23, 2010
There are three easy options to recycle empty ink cartridges. Read More »

How do I recycle floppy disks?

Posted on Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2010
Recycle your old floppy disks Read More »

Is there a charge on very large E-Waste?

Posted on Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2010
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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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