Shippensburg University Recycles

Single Stream Recycling

Shippensburg University has a comprehensive recycling program called single stream recycling.

Any of the following materials can go into the pictured bins:

  • mixed paper
  • newspaper
  • corrugated cardboard (flattened)
  • glass bottles
  • aluminum cans
  • steel containers
  • numbers 1 through 7 plastic containers can be put in any container with a clear plastic bag

The university also provides a commuter single stream recycling drop-off location, which is located in the parking lot of the Steam Plant on North Prince Street labeled CPW.

Electronic Recycling

What can I drop off?

The SU Technology Support Center desk accepts old desktop computers, monitors, laptops, peripherals (keyboards, headphones, mice, etc.), batteries, cell phones, tablets, game consoles, and many other items.

Where are the drop off locations?

  • Computer Electronics: You can drop off any electronic equipment that you would like to have recycled at the Shippensburg University Technical Support Center which is located in the Ezra Memorial Library on campus.
  • Printer Toner Cartridges:
    • Ceddia Union Building - The Slate office (third floor)
    • Ezra Lehman Library - by the lab printers
    • Franklin Science Center - Psychology Lab (first floor)
    • Gilbert Hall - vending area (first floor)
    • Grove Hall - Computer Lab (first floor)
    • Horton Hall - Women's Center entrance
    • Math and Computing Technologies Center - Computer Lab 054
    • Old Main - Stewart hall side entrance
    • Rowland/Shearer Hall - outside Rowland 200
    • Reed Operations Center - outside conference room
    • Shippen Hall - first floor hallway
    • Wright Hall - right side of entrance way

Learn more about recycling electronics at Ship.

Recycling FAQs

How do I know my recycling gets recycled?
Recycling is collected in clear bags, while trash is collected in dark bags. Clear and dark bags are transported together to a waste facility where they are sorted and handled appropriately. 

What if my recycling is being put in a dark trash bag?
Contact the Custodial Service Manager to get this issue resolved.

What if there is trash in the recycling bin?
Up to 25 percent of trash contamination is tolerated in each recycling container. Exceeding that amount results in the recyclables being thrown away.

What if SU doesn't recycle something that I want recycled?
Look online and find out where you can take your item(s) to be recycled. There are several recycling facilities surrounding SU, including Big Spring Recycling Depot and the New Hope Recycling Center.

Where can I go to find more information?
Questions about recycling on campus should be directed to the Custodial Services Manager.