Email Sustainability@Trincoll.edu or call x4072 with additional questions.
WHAT CAN I RECYCLE AT TRINITY?
Trinity uses single-stream recycling. Recycle all of the following items in any recycling bin on campus:
- Paper & Paperboard
- Office paper, colored paper, windowed envelopes, staples, cereal boxes, etc.
- Bottle & cans
- Plastics #1-7
- No styrofoam or films, such as plastic bags.
- Break down boxes and leave them next to the recycling bin.
For more information, visit the Sustainability Task Force Campus Guide
I LIVE IN A THEME HOUSE OR FRATERNITY, HOW DO I RECYCLE?
Trinity staff collect the trash and recycling from most buildings on Vernon Street. There are two options for collection:
Notify the Facilities department when you begin recycling by calling x2444 and providing your address. For questions, clear bags, or bin requests email Sustainabiltiy@trincoll.edu.
- Collect recycling in clear plastic bags and leave these bags next to your trash dumpster.
- Collect recycling in a large covered blue bin and leave the bin next to your trash dumpster. Make sure the bin is clearly labeled recycling.
WHERE CAN I BRING HARD TO RECYCLE ITEMS?
- Compact Fluorescent light bulbs, batteries with heavy metals, and small electronics waste: Bring to thecollection centers on the first floor of Mather and Jacobs Life Sciences.
- Ink toner cartridgesL: Bring these back to the store where you bought them or to Faces Lounge in the basement of Mather.
- Computers: Call x2100 to arrange pick up or drop-off.
- Miscellaneous Bulk Items (e.g., boxes of DVDs and VHS tapes): Call Kira Sargent at x4072 to help find a recycling alternative to disposal.
HOW CAN I REQUEST A RECYCLING BIN?
Visit the facilities request page Facilities.trincoll.edu.
WHAT IS GREEN TEAM?
In the fall of 2012 , Facilities and Green Campus partnered to create Green Team, a group of students whose primary task is to promote sustainability in a particular building on campus. Green Team members educate faculty, staff, and students within the building on recycling and energy saving measures and create solutions for challenges that come up along the way. Current Green Team Members and Buildings include:
- Prinyanka Menezes/Trinity Commons
- Michael Oleskewicz/JLS
- Maggie Lenohan/Mather Hall
- Gwen Schoch/Ferris Athletic Center
Green Team is based on the Recycling Task Force program, which operated during the 2007-2008 academic year and was a partnership between Trinity's Student Government Association, the Office of the President of the College, and the Facilities Department.