Container Recycling

Can and Bottle Recycling Guidelines

Containers

(print a copy of the container recycling guidelines to post above your recycling area)

What:

All beverage containers including glass bottles, plastic bottles, aluminum cans. Also many food packaging containers should be placed in the container recycling barrels including aluminum foil, steel cans (soup cans), glass jars (mayonnaise jars), plastic tubs (yogurt containers, margarine containers) that are labeled #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 7.

How:

Please empty, lightly rinse, and remove lids from cans, bottles, jars, and tubs. Metal lids may be placed in the cans & bottles container. Plastic lids should be placed in a garbage can.

Where:

Inside Buildings: Recycle beverage and food containers inside in the blue recycling containers next to every paper container in the corridors of every building on campus. In many buildings on campus (Buildings 2,4,5,10,15,16, and 30), you will find built in cabinetry for recycling.

 In many buildings on campus (Buildings 2,4,5,10,15,16, and 30), you will find built in cabinetry for recycling   Recycle beverage and food containers inside in the blue recycling containers next to every paper container in the corridors of every building on campus

Outside Buildings: Recycle cans & bottles outside in the green barrels labeled for can and bottle recycling that are located outside every building on campus and next to most outdoor garbage cans.

Outdoor Container

What to do with everything else?

  • Sheets of glass (windows, picture frame inserts) may be accepted by BRING Recycling or Aurora Glass.
  • Other glass items (vases, cups, bowls) should be reused or donated to Goodwill, Saint Vincent de Paul or another reuse outlet.
  • Any plastic labeled #6, plastic lids, and any plastic item that is not a tub or a bottle regardless of the number label should be reused or placed in a garbage can.  Recycling for these items is not available in Lane County.
  • Scrap metal items that are not aluminum foil, aluminum or steel cans, should be placed in the scrap metal bin that is located to the east of Building 9.