Recycling Services
Recycle On Campus

What to Recycle On Campus


 Accepted Items

plastic bottles pic

​#1 Plastic bottles​

plastic bottles & jugs pic

​#2 Plastic bottles & jugs

plastic cups pic

​#5 Plastic cups (e.g. Starbucks cups)

plastic lids pic

​#5 Plastic lids​

plastic containers pic

​#5 Plastic containers

glass bottles pic

​Glass bottles ​(all colors)​

glass bottles pic

​Glass jars


 Not Accepted In This Bin

plastic bags pic

​Plastic bags

plastic cups pic

​#1-4 and 6-7 Plastic cups

Plastic Containers pic

​#1-4 and 6-7 Plastic containers

Plastic utensils​ pic

​Plastic utensils​

Plastic wrap pic

​Plastic wrap

Plastic straws pic

​Plastic straws

Nitrile or latex gloves pic

​Nitrile or latex gloves

Window glass​ pic

​Window glass​

Styrofoam pic

​Styrofoam

tempered glass pic

​Tempered glass (e.g. Pyrex, lab beakers)

Light bulbs pic

​*Light bulbs

Mirrors pic

​Mirrors

* We do not accept bulbs. However, locations that sell bulbs, like Lowe’s, Home Depot, or Walmart, have bulb recycling drop offs.

 Accepted Items

Aluminum Cans pic

​Aluminum cans (clean)

Aluminum foil pic

​Aluminum foil (clean)

Steel cans pic

​Steel cans (clean)

* Please rinse all food and liquid out of items before recycling them.


 Not Accepted In This Bin

Aerosol cans pic

​Aerosol Cans

Propane tanks pic

​Propane tanks

Batteries pic

​*Batteries

Electronics pic

​**Electronics

* Alkaline batteries can be put in the metals dumpster at Kite Hill. Please hand rechargeable lithium batteries to a Kite Hill employee for recycling.​

* Please hand personal electronics to a Kite Hill employee for recycling. Electronics that are Clemson University property must go through surplus.

 Accepted Items

printer paper pic

Copy/printer paper (staples are ok)​

envelopes pic

Envelopes (remove plastic window)​

newspaper pic

Newspaper​

magazines​ pic

Magazines​

sticky notes pic

​Sticky notes (remove adhesive)

books pic

*Books

notebooks pic

Notebooks (remove spiral)​

Fliers & brochures pic

Fliers & brochures

paper bag pic

​Paper bags

* If you are recycling more than a couple of books, please request a bin


 Not Accepted In This Bin

paper plates & to go containers pic

​Paper plates & to-go containers​

Paper cups sleeves pic

​Paper cups & sleeves

Paper towels & tissues​ pic

​Paper towels & tissues​

Soiled paper pic

​Soiled paper

Binders pic

​Binders

Cardboard pic

​Cardboard

Paperboard pic

​Paperboard

Beverage cartons pic

​Beverage cartons

Ink cartridges pic

​*Ink cartridges

* Please place ink cartridges in their original box and place them on top of the paper bin.

 Accepted Items

plastic bags pic

​Plastic bags

plastic cups pic

​#1-4 and 6-7 Plastic cups

Plastic Containers pic

​#1-4 and 6-7 Plastic containers

Plastic utensils​ pic

​Plastic utensils​

Plastic wrap pic

​Plastic wrap

Plastic straws pic

​Plastic straws

Nitrile or latex gloves pic

​Nitrile or latex gloves

Paper cups pic

​Paper cups

Mirrors pic

​Mirrors

Thermal glass pic

​Thermal glass (e.g. Pyrex, lab beakers)​

Tissues pic

​Tissues

Styrofoam Cups & Containers​ pic

Styrofoam cups & containers​

Soiled paper pic

​Soiled paper

Beverage Cartons pic

​Beverage cartons

Binders pic

​Binders

Styrofoam packaging pic

Styrofoam packaging

Aerosol cans pic

​Aerosol cans

Propane Tanks pic

​Propane tanks

Food wrapper pic

​Food wrappers

 Accepted Items

cardboard pic

Cardboard

pizza boxes pic

Pizza boxes (clean)

Paperboard pic

​Paperboard

Coffee cup sleeves​ pic

​Coffee cup sleeves​

 Not Accepted In This Bin

Styrofoam packaging pic

Styrofoam packaging

Plastic wrap pic

​Plastic wrap

plastic bags pic

​Plastic bags

Paper to-go containers​ pic

​Paper to-go containers​

* Please break down all cardboard before recycling.


Where to Recycle on Campus


hallway stations pic

Indoor Hallway Stations

cardboard dumpster pic

Cardboard Dumpster

outdoor bins pic

Outdoor Bins

landfill dumpster pic

Outdoor Recycling Areas at Res Halls

* These stations follow the same sorting system as the rest of campus.

plastic bags cross sign pic

If you used a bag to carry your recyclables, please remove the items from the bag before placing them in the bin and put the bag in landfill.Or, bags can be recycled at grocery store drop-off locations.​

Recycling Schedule

The official recycling schedule for campus buildings is available as an printable PDF.