RECYCLING @ UW-L
Recycling is really important. Not only does it help the environment, but it also saves you money. Each time a green dumpster is emptied, it costs YOU money. When the recycling dumpsters are emptied, it costs you NOTHING. Help sort out your garbage, and help save yourself some money!
Recycling Procedures for UW-L Students
RESIDENCE LIFE STUDENTS at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
During the semester: The is a blue bag in your room, you can use it to dispose of paper that is recyclable. Also, use the recycling container in your room for recycling aluminum, tin, glass, and #1 and #2 plastic. Then, when you go out to the collectors, your recyclables are already separated. The white collectors are for paper products. The tan collectors are for glass, tin, and aluminum. The green collectors are for waste materials.
Move-in: During move-in, seven (7) large collectors will be distributed amongst the residence halls. These collectors will be available solely for cardboard recycling. It is extremely important that these cardboard collectors do not become contaminated with other materials. Please collapse the cardboard and leave it outside the collector. Student staff will be making rounds and placing cardboard in the collectors.
Move-out: During move-out seven (7) roll-off dumpsters will be distributed for the purpose of collecting materials that cannot be recycled. These materials will be going to the landfill, so please make sure you are unable to donate, repair, or sell them before disposing of them. Again, please make sure that these dumpsters are not contaminated with other materials. Place items such as broken furniture in these brown roll-off dumpsters. Do not place trash bags or recyclable materials in these brown roll-off dumpsters. Scrap wood should be placed next to the roll-off dumpsters where the wood will be collected for re-use by University maintenance personnel.
The Blue Bins: The blue bins are for plastic and glass. Take the caps off and throw them away, but recycle (you do NOT have to sort them, just throw it all in) 1 & 2 plastics, and glass (brown, clear, green).
The Green Bins: The green bins are for all your garbage. Simple as that!
For more information, go to:http://www.uwlax.edu/fpm/recycling/whathowwhere.htm