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!
Coffee cup sleeves
Brown paper bags
(cereal, cracker, cookies boxes)
Paper towel rolls
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)
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.
FedEx/ self-sealing envelopes
Wax lined food containers
For disposal of computers, electronics, and
office furniture on campus, contact University
For disposal of batteries and fluorescent tubes,
HID and CFL light bulbs, please refer to the
Environmental Health and Safety office for proper
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
Chipped wood (used as mulch around campus)
- 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