Call (360) 650-3088 or e-mail us at AS.Recycle.Center@wwu.edu to get in touch with us, or visit our Recycling Guides page for more information.
Are hot coffee cups recyclable?
No. If purchased on WWU campus, hot coffee cups are 100% compostable (including lids and sleeves) in the Food Plus containers or in compost bins in the campus cafés.
Are cold coffee cups recyclable?
No. If purchased on WWU campus, cold coffee cups are also 100% compostable in the Food Plus containers or in compost bins in the campus cafés.
Are pizza boxes recyclable?
Yes, but they must be completely empty of all food and trash.
What types of plastic can I recycle?
Bottles, jugs, caps, cups, lids, jars, tubs, pails, and buckets are recyclable in the barrels labeled "aluminum, plastic, glass, tin." Plastic bags and Styrofoam, however, are NOT recyclable on campus. Instead, Styrofoam belongs in bins labeled "trash" or "landfill" rather than in recycle barrels, and reuse plastic bags or look for the bag recycling containers at grocery stores, instead of sending them to landfills.
Are personal hygiene products recyclable?
No. Q-tips, tissues, condoms, feminine products, and bandaids should be placed in bins labeled "trash" or "landfill" rather than in recycle barrels.
Where can I recycle batteries?
At the AS Bookstore front entrance, or at residence hall front desks.
What do I do with old electronics?
At the AS Boostore front entrance, or in Recovery Drive barrels near your residence hall’s recycling depot at the end of each quarter, or contact local disposal companies like Safe & Easy Recycling.