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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 bins labeled for recycling:

  • 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

The SU Information and Technology Services department on campus is committed to the recycling of electronic devices. Visit Electronic Device Recycling for details.

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 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.

Contact the Environmental Steering Committee (ESC) Chair Claire Jantz