Centralized collection is important to the success of recycling at ECU. Thousands of bins are located throughout the university, placed as conveniently as possible inside each building. Recyclable materials are most recoverable and marketable when placed in their proper containers. Please refer to the chart below for tips on how to recycle.
A link to a printable chart is located here.
ECU Recyclable Materials Sorting Chart
||Includes: Copier paper, computer paper, bond paper, etc.
||No NCR paper, wax/ coated paper, cups, food wraps, fax, or any other paper in this category. Staples and paper clips are ok. No binder clips or A-clips.
||Includes: Phone books, magazines and glossy paper, fax paper, colored paper, envelopes with plastic windows, etc.
||No NCR paper, wax/ coated paper, cups, food wraps, newspaper, or any other paper in this category. Staples and paper clips are ok. No binder clips or A-clips. No spiral-bound notebooks or 3-ring binders.
||Includes: Newspaper only.
|Plastic, Glass & Cans
||Includes: Aluminum cans, plastic bottles labeled #1 and #2, and glass beverage bottles.
||No non-beverage or heat treated, Pyrex, ceramic, or window glass. Please remove caps, and rinse before recycling.
||Includes: Cardboard boxes and other cardboard materials.
||No Styrofoam packaging materials, wax/coated or food- contaminated cardboard in this category. Housekeeping will place beside nearest dumpster for pick-up.
|Scrap Metal and Wood
||Includes: All scrap metal, wood, and wood pallets.
||No Styrofoam, metal crate straps, or heavy duty plastic wrap in this category. No plywood, painted, or salt-treated wood.
||Includes: All batteries.
||Faculty and staff may contact email@example.com for pick-up.
||Includes: All print or toner cartridges.
||Faculty and staff may contact Central Stores at 328-9940 for pick-up.