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All In One Recycling

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Recycling at UB is All In One.  This means you can place all recyclable materials, including paper, boxes, bottles, cans and containers in the same receptacle.  Just be sure to always keep trash out of our recycling containers.

What can be recycled in the All In One bins?

paper items & cardboard

  • white and colored paper
  • shredded paper (in bags)
  • newspaper
  • magazines & catalogs
  • junk mail
  • coffee cups
  • cardboard boxes
  • pizza boxes
  • paperback books
  • files & folders
  • paperboard (paper towel rolls, food boxes)
  • milk & juice cartons

glass jars & bottles

  • beverage bottles
  • food jars
  • wine bottles

plastics

  • plastic items #1-7 (no Styrofoam)
  • plastic jugs & bottles (water, milk, laundry, soap)
  • shampoo & conditioner bottles 

metal

  • aluminum cans
  • steel & tin cans
  • aluminum foil & containers
  • kitchen cookware & utensils

What CANNOT be recycled in the All In One bins?

The following items are considered trash. Please do NOT place these items in campus recycling bins.

paper items & cardboard

  • napkins
  • tissue paper
  • paper towels
  • waxed paper
  • wrapping paper
  • any paper produce which has the potential to be contaminated with bodily fluids

glass jars & bottles

  • light bulbs
  • mirrors
  • window panes
  • ceramic
  • crystal
  • ANY broken glass should be wrapped in paper and placed in a sealed box labeled "BROKEN GLASS"

plastics

  • plastic "baggies"
  • shrink wrap and bubble wrap
  • plastic cutlery 
  • styrofoam containers, packaging and peanuts

metal

  • motor oil cans
  • metal and cardboard containers (i.e. spiral containers)
  • paint cans

print and post recycling guidelines