SCC kicked-off its Waste Reduction Program with an aggressive recycling program beginning in 2002.
In offices, new waste cans were distributed. The existing, or gray waste can is for recyclables and the small black one is for non-recyclables.
In classrooms and student areas, the waste cans are gray and blue,. The blue can is the recycling can and only recyclable material should be placed in it. The gray cans are for non-recyclable material only.
If you are not sure if the material is recyclable, give us a call at x.2543. If we are not available to take your call, refer to the list below. If neither describe the material, take the safe way out and assume it is NOT recyclable - throw it in the black or gray can. (This prevents recyclable material from being contaminated.)
Recyclable materials are:
- Paper-all colors.
- Newspapers and Magazines
Items that are NOT recyclable:
We ask that you make sure that any drink containers are emptied before placing them in the recycling can.
If you're not sure if the container is recyclable, look for the recycling symbol-see the front of this brochure for an example, or look at the decal on the blue recycling can.
So, how does this part of the program work? You simply place the recyclable items in the designated can and the non-recyclable items in the other can and the Custodial staff will take care of the rest. If you are staff and have a need to dispose of a great deal of campus related material (cleaning out files, for instance), please give us a call so we can assist with the removal.