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Recycling Guidelines

Please note: blue or green waste receptacles are for recyclable materials,
do not discard general waste in these cans.

Materials for Desk Side Receptacles

ACCEPTABLE UNACCEPTABLE
Accounting Ledgers Air Freight Envelopes
Blueprints Bathroom Waste (tissues, paper towels)
Bond paper Batteries
Booklets/Bulletins/Flyers/Pamphlets Carbon paper
Calculator Tape Cellophane
Carbonless forms (NCR paper) Cloth
Catalogs Cups, Plates and Trays
Colored paper Foil products
Computer paper Food Scraps, wrappers or containers *
Copier paper Glass
Envelopes with or without windows Gummed labels & backing sheets
Fax and Telex sheets Hardcover books & binders (recycle the paper)
Ledger paper Lunch bags & napkins
Magazines Metal (except small amounts of staples or paper clips on paper)
Manila file folders (all colors) Packaging materials
Manuals with glued bindings Photographic paper
Newsletters Plastics/Printer ribbon
Post-It Notes Spiral binders
Scratch and Message Pad Paper Strapping/metal/nylon/plastic
Telephone Directories Styrofoam cups and packaging
Writing Paper Synthetic paper (tyvec envelopes)
  Toner cartridges

*The largest contaminant to recyclable materials.

  • Paper clips, rubber bands, scotch tape and staples on paper need not be removed; however, you can further reduce waste by saving paper clips and rubber bands for future use.
  • Place aluminum beverage cans in proper labeled containers.
  • Cardboard boxes should be flattened and placed in a large central recycling container, or other designated location.

PLEASE THROW EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE REGULAR TRASH CONTAINER