Recycling

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 (all types, staples and tape OK)
  • Bottle & cans
  • Plastics #1-7 (no styrofoam or plastic bags)
  • Metal
  • Glass
  • Cardboard (​break down and leave next to recycling bins) 
​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:

  • 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. 
​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.


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 cartridges: 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.