Campus Single Stream Recycling System- How-To
Aquinas’ recycling program is a single stream system, meaning all paper, plastic, glass, and tin can be disposed of in the same bin. Please be sure all waste is clean and food-free! The following items can be recycled in any blue recycling bin. >Recycling Postcard

  • Paper- Only certain types of paper are recyclable, and these types are listed below.  
    • Newspaper
    • Magazines/Catalogs, Junk Mail, Envelopes
    • Brown Paper Bags
    • Paperboard, such as Shoe Boxes, Cracker Boxes, and Cereal Boxes
    • Computer Paper, Office Paper
    • Soft Cover Books, including Phone Books
    • Paper Cartons, such as Soy Milk Containers
    • Cold and Hot Paper Cups
    • Corrugated Cardboard
      • Heavy shipping and packaging boxes with a wavy liner.
        (Please remove all staples, tape, etc.)
  • Glass- All glass bottles and jars are accepted. 
    • Clear or colored food and beverage containers     
  • Metal- All metal cans and aluminum foil are recyclable.          
    • Steel Cans
    • Aluminum Foil (non-food soiled)
    • Food and Beverage Containers
    • Empty Aerosol Cans     
  • Plastic- Containers must be labeled with a number 1-7
    • i.e. - clean milk jugs, water bottles, detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, yogurt cups