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Waste Diversion in Residence Halls

These guidelines identify materials that can be recycled and composted in SCU residence halls.

 

Compost

These items should be composted by placing in a residence hall's external waste/recycling area.

  • iconCompostable Items

    • Leftover food
    • Food-soiled paper & cardboard
    • Dining Services to-go
    • Coffee & tea
    • Plants
    • Paper towels
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  • iconPersonal Compost Pail

    Residents can acquire a personal compost pail to use in their room during the school year. Pails are distributed the first two weeks of school at information sessions. Contact recycling@scu.edu to find out when information sessions will occur near your Residence Hall.

 

Recycle

These items should be recycled by placing in a residence hall's external waste/recycling area, or at a residence hall's service desk.
  • iconMixed Recycling

    • Plastic: all types. Please empty and rinse as appropriate.
    • Thin-film plastic: plastic bags (dry cleaning, bread, grocery) and plastic wrap (Cellophane, shrink wrap). Please bundle in a clear bag and knot the top.
    • Metal
    • Glass
    • Paper: white/colored paper, newspaper, magazines, paperboard boxes, photographs. Staples and tape are OK.
    • Milk Cartons

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  • iconCardboard

    • Corrugated cardboard, including clean pizza box tops. Please flatten all boxes. Please place in the gray cart in the residence hall's external waste area.
  • iconUniversal Waste

    • Batteries, cell phones, cords, light bulbs, ink cartridges, CD/DVDs. Please recycle at service desk containers.
  • iconElectronic Waste (E-Waste)

    • Items with an electric cord or battery. Please place in residence hall external waste area, near the "e-waste" sign.
 

Reusable Items

Items that can be reused should be donated or re-purposed.

  • iconSwap with a friend, or donate to the Swap for Good or during Move Out

    • Clothing (still wearable)
    • Shoes
    • Small housewares
 
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