Recycling is one way that NC State can potentially recover the economic and environmental benefits of generated waste. What can, or cannot, be recycled is not universal; it is entirely dependent on our vendors, such as Sonoco Recycling and Waste Management, their processes, and the local/national/global markets for recycled materials. Here is Sonoco’s latest list of accepted materials which can be placed in the recycling bins, carts, and dumpsters at NC State (loose, no plastic bags!!):
Remember, the following items are NOT accepted for recycling in our campus recycling bins, carts, & dumpsters:
For more information on where to recycle or properly dispose of these items (and more) on NC State’s campus, please click on an item below. If the item you want to recycle, compost, or dispose of is not listed, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
Coffee (Grounds, Filters, K-Cups)
Gable Top/ Aseptic Cartons (i.e. Juice Cartons)
Pipette (Tips, Boxes, & Wafers)
Styrofoam (Extruded Polystyrene #6)
White Goods (i.e. Freezers, Ovens)