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Recycling Brigades

The Center for Sustainability and Campus Recreation have partnered to bring Recycling Brigades, including Terracycle, to campus.


Brita Filters Recycled


Energy bar wrappers collected


Personal care & beauty items recycled


Campus Recreation has joined the TerraCycle recycling brigade! TerraCycle is a recycling company that takes hard-to-recycle items and repurposes them into new materials or products. Instead of throwing away our waste, we are finding new uses for them.

Q: Where can I drop off items to be TerraCycled?

A: There are blue bins in the Malley Center hallway outside the courts where you can drop off your items.

View the SCU Sustainability Features Google map of campus to find the locations of TerraCycle bins at SCU.

Q: What can I TerraCycle?

A: In collaboration with the Center for Sustainability, Campus Recreation has joined the Brita Brigade, Energy Bar Wrapper Brigade, Personal Care and Beauty Products Brigade, and the Writing Instruments Brigade.

Q: How do I know what can be TerraCycled?

A: Click on the accordions below to find out more!

Terracycle Brigades

Recycle Brita pitchers, dispensers, bottles, faucet systems, all filters, and filter packaging as part of the Brita Brigade.

Foil-lined bar energy, granola, meal replacement, protein, and diet bar wrappers.

Clif bar & Co. wrappers.

Pouches from Clif Organic Energy Food.

To date, 53 pounds of energy bar wrappers have been collected!

Other Recycling Options

Other hard-to-recycle items can be recycled through the University. 

Q: Where can I drop off items to be recycled?

A: There are blue bins in the Malley Center hallway outside the courts where you can drop off your items. We have informational signs above each bin to help you figure out where to place your items.

Q: What can I recycle in the blue bins?

A: You can bring your old batteries, CDs & DVDs, thin plastic, and toner cartridges. If you're unsure if you can recycle it, click on the accordions to learn more.


Hair care packaging (shampoo and conditioner bottles/caps, hair gel tubes/caps, hair spray bottles/caps)

Skin care packaging (lib balm tubes, face soap dispensers/tubes, face lotion bottles, body wash/lotion bottles/caps)

Cosmetics packaging (lipstick cases, lip gloss tubes, mascara tubes, eye shadow cases, bronzer cases, foundation packaging)


Oral hygiene + Other personal care: Mouthwash bottles and caps, deodorant containers and caps, toothpaste tubes and caps, soap packaging, floss containers, and toothbrushes.