Recycling and Trash Management
Albion College Facilities Operations works in conjunction with the Whitehouse Nature Center to support minimizing our trash by encouraging recycling.
As you know, Albion College must create and maintain a purpose of sustainability by cultivating a sense of pride and spirit which is achieved through persistent care for the historical institution. One of the many ways this purpose is manifested is through properly disposing of waste. Below you will find examples of the proper containers to dispose of recycling and trash.
Blue container – cans, bottles (returnables)
Recycling Containers (single-stream)
Yellow lid (96 gallon bin) or 2-yard container on wheels – mixed paper, metal cans and foil, corrugated cardboard and boxboard, plastic containers, jugs, and tubs (please break down cardboard).
All other waste, including pizza boxes, coffee cups, and to-go food containers.
As we continue to work towards long-term initiatives to improve our waste collection efficiency, everyone’s help in the short term will not only benefit the campus and the surrounding community but will also enrich the learning environment.
Your recycling collection is referred to as “single-stream” or “comingled” recycling. This means that all recyclables go into the recycling container together and do not need to be sorted. Materials are sorted at a single-stream sorting facility after collection.
Place newspaper, magazines, direct “junk” mail, first class mail, other printing and writing papers, phone books and envelopes loose in recycling cart.
Not Accepted: string, twine, sickers, coins, or plastic stuck on papers.
Metal Cans & Foil
Includes tin and aluminum cans and aluminum foil and trays. Rinse clean and flatten.
Not Accepted: paint cans, appliances, hangers, fencing, scrap metal, aerosol cans or containers with food residue.
Boxboard includes items like tissue boxes, cereal boxes and paper towel rolls. Dry goods boxes only. Break down and remove any contaminants (food, plastic or foil packaging).
Not Accepted: Styrofoam, wax- or foil-coated boxes, refrigerator or freezer boxes, including 6-, 12-, or 24-pack beverage cases.
Break down, remove any contaminants (Styrofoam, wood or food) and place cardboard in the recycling cart.
Not Accepted: wax-coated boxes, 6-, 12-, or 24-pack beverage cases.
Plastic Bottles, Jugs, Tubs & Containers
Items should be clean and dry. Includes bottles and jugs with narrow, threaded neck; plastic tubs (margarine, sour cream, etc.); microwave trays; and yougurt containers.
Not Accepted: plastic bags, paper-or wax-coated milk or juice cartons, foam containers/packaging, syringes, garden hoses/rubber, furniture, pools, toys, buckets, laundry baskets, barrels, free-flowing liquids.