Acceptable Materials

Mason has a number of recycling streams. Each of these  streams contain a wide variety of recyclable
materials, making the majority of  what you use day to day recyclable! Below is a list of what can be
recycled in  each of the following streams!

 

White Paper:

Letterhead
Lined paper
Cardstock
Calculator tape
Receipts
Greenbar paper

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Mixed Paper:

Colored paper
Newspaper
Ream wrap
Junk mail
Manila/file folders
Coffee cup sleeves
Envelopes
Brown paper bags
Cardboard/paperboard
(cereal, cracker, cookies boxes)
Magazines/catalogs/phone books
Paper towel rolls
Post-it notes

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Glass, Cans, Plastics:

(please rinse before putting these in the recycling container)

Aluminum food and beverage containers
Glass food and beverage container (brown, clear, or green)
Steel cans (canned veggies)
Plastics # 1-7 (yogurt containers, soda bottles, coffee cup lids,
soda caps, plastic coffee cups)

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Cardboard:

For cardboard, make sure the box is empty,
flatten it, then put it behind,
on top of, or next to a cluster
of recycling bins.


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Trash:

Tissue/paper towels/napkins
Gift wrap
FedEx/ self-sealing envelopes
Mirrors
Ceramics
Porcelain
Wax lined food containers

 

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E-Waste:

For disposal of computers, electronics, and
office furniture on campus, contact University
Surplus.

For disposal of batteries and fluorescent tubes,
HID and CFL light bulbs, please refer to the
Environmental Health and Safety office for proper
disposal procedures.

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Miscellaneous: 

These items are also recycled at Mason, but
do not have collection bins. Recycling and
waste management collects these items from
where they are produced on an as need basis.

Fluorescent light bulbs
Cooking grease
Asphalt
Fuel Tanks
Tires
Car batteries
Engine Oil
Auto parts
Anti-freeze
Yard debris
Fallen trees
Chipped wood (used as mulch around campus)
Refrigerator coolant
Pallets

 

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  • Please place all recyclables in appropriate containers.
  • Please be sure cans and bottles are clean, dry and completely empty.
  • Do not place napkins, paper cups, styrofoam cups, container caps, cigarettes and packing peanuts into recycling bins. Thank you.
  • For large quantities of materials or to request special pickup, call
    703-993-3671.