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sustainability at uncp


For those who haven’t heard about the term “sustainability” or the “green buildings”, then we invite you to read this primer on the subject.  Both are here on campus and will continue to be an integral part of how we operate. Click here for link.


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Our single-stream recycling effort has been extremely successful. Since July of 2009, UNCP has recycled over 38 tons of waste; waste that would have ended up in our landfill! Thank you for your participation!!

But we can do better. Continue to look for ways to reuse before discarding. Together, we can all make a significant difference.

We continue to have problems with unacceptable items being placed in the recycling containers.  Please be reminded regarding “acceptable” and “unacceptable” material for the campus recycling bins.  It is important to keep the two separate to continue our successful recycling program.  Thank you.

Acceptable for unsorted recycling:

Plastics numbered 1 through 7 including black plastic, soft drink and water bottles, plastic milk jugs.
Aluminum cans (drink cans)
Tin or metal cans (food cans rinsed out)
Un-waxed chipboard, cardboard like cereal or cracker boxes, whole or flattened
Newspaper including advertising inserts
Magazines, catalogues, pamphlets, brochures, annual reports, etc., whether shiny or  not
Telephone books
Office paper, stationary, post-it notes, of any color                                                                            
Shredded paper
Junk mail and advertisements
Posters, greeting cards, art paper
Cash register, adding machine, fax and computer paper
Aluminum foil     

Not Accepted For Recycling:

Tissues, paper towels, toilet paper, paper napkins
Glass of any color
Food, food wrappings and food contaminated packaging like pizza boxes and meat trays
Styrofoam in any form such as packing, peanuts, meat trays, etc.
Wax coated paper cartons including milk cartons
Saran wrap and cellophane
Plastic coated report covers, ream covers, notebooks, and spiral bound items
Paint cans unless the paint is completely dried up
Ink cartridges
Photographic paper or film including negatives, x-rays, MRI films etc
Hanging files
Rubber items including rubber bands
Clothing, rags, cloth items
Appliances, furniture, wood or wooden items
Plastic items not marked with a recycle logo (triangle surrounding a number)


Updated: Friday, October 8, 2010

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