Environmental Sustainability
Single-Stream Recycling

On Carroll University's campus, single stream recycling bins are available in all residence halls and campus buildings, including the Campus Center, Todd Wehr Memorial Library and the Shattuck Music Center. Not sure what single stream recycling is? Learn more below.

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What is Single-Stream Recycling?

Single-Stream Recycling means all recyclables go in one container. It doesn't get any easier than this.

Recycling Paper

  • If you can rip or shred it, you can recycle it!
  • No tissues, paper towels or other paper that has been in contact with food.
  • Examples:
    • Cardstock and chipboard (e.g. cereal box)
    • Copy/computer paper
    • Corrugated boxes (flattened)
    • Hard and soft-cover books
    • Juice boxes and milk cartons
    • Newspapers, magazines, envelopes and junk mail
    • Paper bags
    • Paper cups (waxy okay)
    • Paper pads, notebooks, and sticky notes
    • Paperboard (e.g. frozen food box)
    • Posters
    • Phone books, catalogs, brochures and calendars

Recycling Plastic

  • Hard or rigid plastics #1-7 with lids and caps removed.
  • No soft plastics such as plastic bags and films, styrofoam, plastic utensils, liquids or food waste.
  • Examples:
    • Clear bottles (e.g. water and soda bottles)
    • Clear clamshells (e.g. salad container)
    • Clear cups (e.g. beverage cup)
    • Clear tubs (e.g. candy tub)
    • Natural jugs (e.g. milk jug)
    • Opaque bottles (e.g. shampoo bottle)
    • Opaque cups (e.g. yogurt cup)
    • Opaque jugs (e.g. detergent bottle)
    • Opaque tubs (e.g. cottage cheese tub)

Recycling Metal

  • No large scrap metal, electronics, housewares, liquids or food waste.
  • Examples:
    • Aluminum cans
    • Aluminum foil (no food waste)
    • Energy beverage can
    • Steel cans (e.g. soup and tuna cans)
    • Serving trays and lids
    • Soda cans
    • Storage tins

Recycling Glass

  • Any glass food container of any color are okay.
  • No lab glass, light bulbs, mirrors or ceramics.
  • Examples:
    • Bottles (e.g. soda bottle)
    • Jars (e.g. pickle jar)
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