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Recycling – Question of the Week: To go containers

April 12th, 2012

to go containerTime for our Question of the Week!

The first person to answer correctly will win this reusable to go container! At 9″ x 6.5″ x 2.5″ this compact container can fit in a bag or backpack and be used when you need to get food on the go. Throw in an eating utensil and cloth napkin and you’ve got a perfect set for bringing to potlucks and parties too!

Submit your answer here (“Leave a Reply,” below), on our Facebook page or tweet it to @osurecycling on Twitter.

Question of the Week:

Are plastic to go containers accepted in recycle bins at OSU? (Hint: Check out our recent Tip of the Week blog post and/or online recycle guide.)

Answer

Karen is correct. No, to go containers are not accepted by our recycling hauler, so they cannot go in recycle bins at OSU. You have two options:

  1. Don’t use ‘em. Try dining in when possible, and carrying a compact reusable food storage container with you for to go meals and leftovers.
  2. Wash and separate them for special recycling. This plastic can be recycled if it is collected separately from your regular, commingled recycling. Either contact Campus Recycling to make arrangements, or bring this material to the First Alternative Co-op Recycling Center.

2 Responses to “Recycling – Question of the Week: To go containers”

  1. Karen says:

    No, plastic to go are unacceptable in recycle bins at OSU.

  2. Andrea Norris says:

    You are correct Karen, and win our prize! We will email you for your mailing address.

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