UNCG Campus Weekly

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Now can I recycle pizza boxes? Yes – and more.

This semester, the UNCG Commingled Recycling Program has expanded, ensuring more waste is diverted from the landfill. The changes in acceptable materials correspond with those in the City of Greensboro curbside recycling program – the programs use the same recycling facility.

Ben Kunka (Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling) met with Facility Services staff in all UNCG campus zones last month to discuss these big changes.

Some key changes:

  • Empty pizza boxes are now recyclable.
  • Empty yogurt containers are now recyclable.
  • Clean plastic cups, plates, lids and utensils along with clean paper cups and plates are now recyclable.
  • Plastic Bottle Caps should remain on bottles. The special Bottle Cap Recycling program has been eliminated because the caps can now be mixed in with UNCG’s commingled recycling program
  • The following items should be kept out of campus recycling bins: Styrofoam, plastic bags, aluminum foil, pie tins, snack wrappers and food waste.

Environmental sustainability is important for UNCG, Kunka notes. This program will divert more waste from the landfill.

If in doubt about what can and can’t be recycled, contact him at 334-5192 or recycle@uncg.edu.

More information is at http://facrecycling.uncg.edu/rcySrvc/index.html