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Waste Management Guidelines

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Waste Management Guidelines PDF

RECYCLING: blue bins

  • ALL PAPER: newspaper, copy/print paper, cardboard, paper bags
  • GLASS: all glass
  • METAL: cans, yogurt foil lids, aluminum foil
  • PLASTIC: any plastic bottle with a “neck”, STRETCHY plastics (bags), bubble wrap
  • RIGID MISCELLANEOUS PLASTICS: ANY plastics that do not have ‘necks” such as yogurt, Blue Chip Bistro salad containers, red ‘SOLO’ cups, coffee cup lids, plastic spoons, knives, forks, rubber bands.


  • Food, flowers, napkins, paper towels, tea bags, compostable paper plates, Blue Chip Bistro plastic cups.

    TERRACYCLING: shoe boxes on top of refrigerator in 202 Business Bldg.

    • Candy wrappers, granola bar/cliff bar wrappers, and chip bags.


      • Foam (polystyrene) containers may be recycled in a bin located in the Blue Chip Bistro.

        Questions? Confused? Please ask a Smeal Green Team Member. If we don’t know, we will find out!

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