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Recycling on Campus
Tips About Recycling on Campus
Tips for recycling on campus
- Keep it clean and dry—separate wet waste and food waste from recyclables.
- Look for the recycling symbol on bins.
Residence hall recycling
- Separate recyclables from trash in the bins provided in your residence hall room.
- Deposit clean recyclable materials in outdoor recycling dumpsters.
- Trash needs to be put in the marked “trash” dumpsters located directly outside of the halls.
- Instead of buying trash bags, line your bins with used shopping bags.
Administrative and academic building recycling
- Please put your recyclables in marked recycling bins.
- Deposit wet wastes and non-recyclable materials in a central waste repository on your floor’s lounge or in bathroom trash containers.
- Custodial crews collect recyclables from your office or classroom and bag this material for the recycling dumpster.
Update the signs in your building:
As of June 1, 2018, the City of Flagstaff announced that Flagstaff will no longer be recycling as many plastics as in previous years. Because NAU recycles the same materials as the City of Flagstaff, that means these new rules apply to NAU campus as well. For plastic, Flagstaff will now only recycle plastic bottles, jugs and jars. All other plastic must go to the landfill. (Plastic bags can be recycled at most grocery stores.)
Are the signs in your building are up to date? If not, please, 1) print out the attached posters, and 2) replace existing outdated signs. Thank you for your help with this transition!
Do you have questions about recycling? Check out the City of Flagstaff’s online Recycling Guide. It is a fantastic, interactive resource with up-to-date information.
Think you’re a savvy recycler? Take the QUIZ and prove it. Then challenge your friends, family and coworkers.