Undergraduate Living on Campus
Trash and Recycling
A trash receptacle is provided for you and contained in your room. Please place all trash in the trash receptacle. When your receptacle is filled take it to the area prescribed for your particular dormitory (trash chute, trash collection area, or hallway outside your room) Please bring your trash can back into your room once it has been emptied.
Not only is recycling mandatory at Princeton, it is a high priority. The Office of Sustainability maintains information about recycling initiatives on campus, including a Recycling Guidelines flier to help the Princeton Community recycle more effectively.
Dormitory Recycling Containers
Follow these guidelines:
- Mixed paper
Place all mixed paper and cardboard in the blue containers labeled "recycled paper only." When the receptacle is filled, place it in the area prescribed by your particular dormitory (trash chute, trash collection area, or hallway outside your room) Please bring the receptacle back into your room once it has been emptied.
- Glass, metal, and plastic containers
Place all glass bottles, cans, and plastic containers in the recycling barrels located in your residence hall bathrooms or to the trash/recycling room or chute nearest to you.
- Rechargeable Batteries
Place all rechargeable batteries in the bins available in laundry rooms or common rooms of residence colleges and upperclass dorms. Batteries that must be recycled include nickel ni-cad nickel, lithium, lithium-ion, metal hydride, silver oxide, mercuric oxide. Based upon scientific research, alkaline batteries are no longer being recycled.
Recycling Initiatives at Princeton and Guidelines for Recycling
Solid Waste and Recycling Information, including the Recycling Guidelines flier prepared by Greening Princeton can be found on the Office of Sustainability Web site at www.princeton.edu/recycling.