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Single-Sort Recycling

U N E single-sort recycle binsUNE is committed to reducing its negative impacts on the environment and managing its resources wisely. To encourage everyone to participate in this goal, a single-sort recycling program was fully implemented in 2009 on both campuses. Single-sort systems imply that most materials can all go in one bin: paper, glass, metal and plastic. Recycling stations have been strategically located all over both campuses to ensure that recycling is an easy waste disposal option. An important feature of the recycling program is the color-coded bins. The system includes: a green bin for single-sort recycling, a blue bin for returnable bottles and cans (containers with a 5 cent deposit), and a gray bin for non-recyclable trash. Signs on the wall above the bins and on the lids of the containers provide information about what waste goes in each bin to ensure that everyone can be successful in helping UNE reach its environmental goals. For examples of what can go in each bin, please see the table below.

What goes in each bin?