What Can I Recycle?

Recycling (Blue Bins, Labeled Concrete Containers, White dumpsters)

  •     Aluminum Cans (empty soda and juice cans)
  •     Tin Cans (empty soup cans)
  •     Tin Foil (cleaned of food residue)
  •     Cardboard (food packing boxes, corrugated boxes, pizza boxes)
  •     Glass (empty glass bottles & jars)
  •     Paper
    • Computer Paper
    • Magazines and Junk Mail (glossy paper)
    • Shredded Paper
    • Soft Cover Books (Remove covers from hard cover books)
    • Newspaper
    •  Color Paper
    • Notebook paper
    • Envelopes
  • Plastic Bottles and Jugs (#1 and #2 Plastics)
  •  Plastic Grocery Bags (#2 and #4 Plastics)
  • Tupperware containers (#5 Plastics)
  •  Yogurt Containers (#5 Plastics)
  •  Clear Clamshell to-go containers (#6 Plastics)
  •  Clear to-go cups (#1 or #5 Plastics)
  •  Labeled Plastics #1-6


Trash (Grey bins, receptacles throughout campus, green dumpsters)

  •  Ziploc bags (please reuse)
  • Paper coffee cups (Paper coffee cups have a wax linning that prevents them from being recycled in to a new paper product. Please use a travel or ceramic mug)
  • Styrofoam (Even though it's labeled #6)
  • Candy wrappers
  • Paper Towels and Tissue (Not considered recyclable because its low fiber content. Try the pants method or use a hand towel.) 


Other recyclables (Just in special locations)

Battery/Cell Phone/ Ink Cartridge Recycling Wood Box

  • Batteries (Alkaline, Ni-Cd, Lead Acid, Li-Ion, etc)
  • Ink and Toner Cartridges (Larger items can be sent in box to Physical Plant)
  • Cell Phones
  • Cameras

* Look in dorm and building entrances for these wooden recycling receptacles

Other Recyclables

  • Electronics (Laptops, monitors, stereos, PC parts, CDs, DVDs, VHSs, etc.)
  • Metal (Appliances, window blinds)
  • Anything containing copper, brass, steel, aluminum
  • Lamps (Fluorescent, high-intensity discharge lamps, compacts, etc.)
  • E-mail recycling@pointloma.edu to schedule a pick up for these items.

For any further questions email Recycling@pointloma.edu