Single Stream Recycling

Report Date: 
01/03/2014

This poster explains the single stream recycling system found at all student residences.

Effective August 2014, paper, bottles, cans and cardboard recycling can be placed in the same recycling bins.  St. Lawrence University has elected to transition all student residences to this method, called "single-stream recycling."  The goal of the program is to increase the recycling rate by making recycling easier and hassle free through the collection of common recyclables in a single bin.

To reflect the changes in the recycling program, each student room has been equipped with a blue recycling can along with a regular black trash can with bag.  The blue recycling can is for all recyclable material*, it is not for trash.  All items in the blue recycle can are taken to the recycling center and all recyclable materials go into the blue recycling wheelie, no trash goes in the blue wheelie. 

*Compact fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, ink/toner and electronic waste are all recyclable but NOT in the blue wheelie. These must be put in their own containers (found in recycling rooms), students should talk to their custodian for recycling of all electronic waste.