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Recycling – Behind the Scenes: Trash

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

What is accepted: Anything that isn’t recyclable or compostable How it is processed: GCA Services Group collects the trash from all of the buildings on campus.  Campus Recycling manages the contract with Republic Services to haul trash as well as recycling and compost.  All the trash from campus goes to Coffin Butte Landfill, just north [...]

Recycling – Behind the Scenes: Scrap Wood

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

What is accepted: Most types of wood*: Lumber Plywood Particle board Pallets *Laminated wood is not accepted. How it is processed: Scrap wood is picked up from departments by Campus Recycling on an as-needed basis. During Res. Hall Move-out, residents place wood next to the dumpsters for pick-up. If the wood is in good condition, [...]

Recycling – Behind the Scenes: Compost

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

What is accepted: Collection Route: All food waste (including animal products) Coffee filters & tea bags Fibers (napkins, paper towels, pizza boxes, etc) Compostable serving ware (labeled as such) Worm Bins: Non-animal food waste (no meat/dairy/eggs) Coffee filters & tea bags Napkins & paper towels 3-Bin Systems: Non-animal food waste (no meat/dairy) Coffee filters & [...]

Recycling – Behind the Scenes: Film Plastic

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

What is accepted: Clean film plastic free of contamination (food, dirt, paint, etc.) including: Cereal box liners Grocery/bread/produce bags Electronics wrap Plastic shipping envelopes Retail bags (strings removed) Shrink wrap Tyvek Ziplock type bags Other bags labeled #2 or #4 How it is processed: Film plastic is picked up from departments by Campus Recycling on [...]

Recycling – Behind the Scenes: Toner & Ink Cartridges

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

What is accepted: All types of toner and ink cartridges How they are processed: Toner and ink jet cartridges are picked up from departments by Campus Recycling on an as-needed basis. We send them to Garten Services, where they are packaged either individually or carefully placed together in boxes to minimize the chance of damage. [...]

Recycling – Behind the Scenes: Styrofoam and Packing Peanuts

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

What is accepted: Styrofoam blocks (no food containers) Packing peanuts How it is processed: Packing peanuts, most often made of Styrofoam or a corn-based plastic, are not recycled, but instead reused by Surplus Property for shipping purposes.  As a result, Surplus rarely has to buy new packing peanuts. Styrofoam blocks are collected in 1,000 gallon [...]

Recycling – Behind the Scenes: Electronic Media Recycling

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

 What is accepted: CDs & DVDs Floppy disks VHS & cassette tapes Media cases How it is processed: Campus Recycling picks up electronic media from departments on campus on an as needed basis.  Garten Services picks up gaylords (large boxes) of electronic media when they come to pick up our paper from the Recycling Warehouse. [...]

Recycling – Behind the Scenes: Redeemable Bottle & Can Recycling

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

What is the Oregon Bottle Bill? Enacted in 1971, the Oregon Bottle Bill was the nation’s first legislated container deposit system. It created a five cent refundable deposit on containers, and was aimed at reducing litter and increasing recycling. What is accepted under the bill:  Metal, plastic, or glass containers that are 3 liters or less [...]

Recycling – Behind the Scenes: Carton Recycling

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

WHAT is accepted: These are the only plastic-coated paper products that are accepted for recycling: Folding-top (milk, juice) Rectangular (juice boxes, broth, milks) Tetra pak (non-refrigerated tofu) HOW it is processed: Republic Services of Corvallis collects cartons along with other non-redeemable metal and plastic containers from a drop box at the Motor Pool.  The cartons [...]

Recycling – Behind the Scenes: Glass Recycling

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

What is accepted: Glass bottles, any color – iced tea, iced coffee, toiletries, alcoholic beverages, etc. Glass jars – salsa, condiments, canned food, nut butter, etc. Note: Please remove metal lids and recycle them in the same bin How it is processed: Glass is sorted out from other recyclable containers by Campus Recycling employees using [...]