Recycling at Wooster

At the College of Wooster we do our best to recycle as much as possible, but it’s important to understand that effective recycling starts with you.  Here are the 3 most important things you should know about recycling right.

  1. When in doubt, throw it out! (When trash is found in the recycling dumpster the entire load goes to the landfill. If you’re unsure, please throw it away.)
  2. All recyclables must be clean and dry
  3. No bags. Plastic bags are the primary cause of recycling contamination.
Yes, I'm recyclable
  • Paper (mail, magazines, copy paper, notebook paper, etc.)
  • Cardboard
  • Metal cans
  • Plastics #1 and #2
  • The single-use boxed water we use on campus is recyclable

No, I'm NOT recyclable

  • Anything with food residue (such as greasy pizza boxes)
  • Disposable coffee cups
  • Glass
  • Paper napkins/towels
  • Plastic bags of any kind
  • Plastics #3 – #7
  • Styrofoam
  • Straws

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