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Recycling at F&M

Guidelines

Co-mingled Containers

  • Aluminum food and beverage containers with food debris removed to include aluminum foil and pie/baking tins. Labels do not need tobe removed.
  • Glass food and beverage containers with lids and food debris removed: Clear, Brown Green. Labels do not have to be removed.
  • Natural and pigmented plastic narrow-neck containers with symbols 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (milk bottles, water bottles, detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, bleach bottles, etc). Lids and food debris removed. Labels do not have to be removed.
  • Ferrous (Iron, steel, tin) cans with food debris removed. Labels do not need to be removed.

Paper Containers

  • Newsprint: black and white or pigmented. Do not place in plastic bags!
  • Construction paper, kraft paper, cereal boxes, shoe boxes, or similar.
  • Printer paper, computer paper, copy paper.
  • Junk Mail, magazines, catalogs and phone books. Please place phone books next to the paper containers so they are not adversely weighed down.
  • Small corrugated cardboard that fits into the recycling bin.
  • Large cardboard can be placed in the cardboard dumpster behind Mayser Gym.

Short List of Materials That We Do Recycle But Are Not Accepted In Building Recycling Containers

F&O should be contacted for assistance with recycling any of the following materials:

  • Batteries can be recycled outside the Mail Room at the College Center.
  • Light bulbs, specifically fluorescent tubes 
  • Yard Waste F&O does compost 
  • Scrap metal F&O does recycle 
  • Household items such as toasters, cookware, bake ware, electronics, computers, appliances, etc. (contact F&O if your area has a need to dispose of any of these items) 
  • Hazardous or toxic substances. (Please contact F&O if your area has a need to dispose of potentially hazardous materials and we will coordinate with our Environmental Safety Officer.) 
  • Items containing or having debris and residue containing hazardous or toxic substances such as paint cans with wet paint, motor oil containers, gasoline cans, glue, petroleum products, etc. (Please contact F&O if your area has a need to dispose of potentially hazardous materials and we will coordinate with our Environmental Safety Officer.)

Materials We Do Not Recycle

  • Wax coated paper or cardboard.
  • Any material with substantial food debris (small trace amounts of food residue is ok).
  • Plastic Bags of any kind.
  • Styrofoam of any kind.
  • Mirrors, window or auto glass, porcelain, ceramics, glass cookware/bake ware, microwave oven trays, drinking glasses, perfume/cologne bottles.
  • Wood 
  • Unnumbered plastics.
  • Coat hangers, Wire.
  • Aerosol cans.

If you have any questions regarding this information please contact .

Thank you for helping us continue to minimize our solid waste stream.