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Frequently Asked Questions About Waste Diversion

 
 Compost. Photo from SCU Office of Sustainability.
 
Compost

Find out how, where, and what to compost on and off campus. Compost FAQs.

 Recycling. Photo from SCU Office of Sustainability.
 
Recycle

All plastics, metals, glass, and paper can be recycled on campus. Recycling FAQs.

 Landfill. Photo from SCU Office of Sustainability.
 
Landfill

Chip bags, wrappers, and off-campus disposable items can be placed in landfill bins on campus. Landfill FAQs.

 
 Electronics. Photo courtesy of UC Merced 2012.
 
Electronics

Find out how to properly donate, recycle, or dispose of your electronics here. Electronics FAQs.

 Office supplies. Photo from SCU Office of Sustainability.
 
Office Supplies

Have old office supplies that you no longer need? There are many recycling options you can take. Office Supplies FAQs.

 Batteries and ink cartridges. Photo courtesy of UC Merced 2012.
 
Batteries/Ink Cartridges

Batteries and ink cartridges need to be recycled separately. Batteries/Ink Cartridges FAQs.

 
 Donations. Photo from Pixabay.
 
Donations

Find out how to donate unwanted items such as books, clothes, and other supplies. Donations FAQs.

 Plastics. Photo courtesy of UC Merced 2012.
 
Plastics

All plastics, including thin-film plastics, can be recycled on campus. Candy wrappers and chip bags must be sent to landfill. Plastics FAQs.

 Move-out. Photo from SCU Office of Sustainability.
 
Move-Out

Find information for Spring Move-Out here. Move-out FAQs.

 

More FAQ's

Submit your questions to recycling@scu.edu

 

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What can I do with my old cassettes?

Have old cassettes in your drawers? There are many great ways to go about reusing them.

With a little work, cassettes can turn into useful coin purses, wallets, stack of boxes, belts, dresses, and more. To make a wallet or coin purse, all it takes is three steps. First, you need to pull apart the cassette, then add an interior lining, and finally sew on a zipper. Within minutes, you can have a trendy little bag. You can even use them to store your USB drives, Access cards, and other items so they don’t get lost in your bag.

In Japan, people have even turned cassettes into mini transformer dinosaurs.

If you need to recycle them, there are many places close to campus that will accept them. EarthCare Recylcing and Savers in San Jose (approximately 2 miles away) both except these items. To find there locations, click on this link.

Tags: Creative Re-use of Materials, Donating, Eliminating Waste, Office supplies, Plastic, Recycling process, Waste, Wrappers/Containers