Recyling at SUU

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Southern Utah University’s Outdoor Pathways Department, in collaboration with the Facilities Management Department, has over 90 recycling bins on campus where departments, classes, and clubs can distribute their recyclable materials and reduce the amount of waste the University adds to landfills. SUU’s recycling bins are emptied following a weekly route by student employees. Feel free to print and post this recycling sign to place next to your campus recycling bin to help clarify what can and cannot be recycled.

Below is a list of materials that can or cannot be placed in SUU's mixed recycling bins. When in doubt, please throw it away in a garbage bin. One inappropriate item can contaminate an entire truckload of recyclable materials.

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  • All recyclables must be clean and dry.
  • Cardboard and Paperboard
  • Magazines/Catalogs, Junk Mail, Paper, and Books
  • Newspapers
  • Aluminum, Steel, or Tin Beverage/Food Cans
  • Plastic Beverage, Food, and Soap Containers (Plastics #1, #2, #5)

  • Shredded Paper (as of July 2023) 
  • Plastics #3, #4, #6, or #7
  • Plastic Bags
  • Thin Film Plastics
  • Glass
  • Greasy Boxes or Paper (Pizza Boxes, Used Paper Plates, etc.)
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Batteries
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Fluids or Aerosols
  • Hazardous Chemical Containers (Motor Oil, Pesticides, etc.)
  • Paint Cans
  • Styrofoam and Packaging Peanuts
  • Tetra Packs (Juice Box, Almond Milk, etc.)

Recyclable materials are driven to Republic Services in Las Vegas for sorting and processing in their recycling plant. Also some cardboard is utilized in the SUU Community Garden as compost along with hundreds of pounds of food scraps in collaboration with SUU’s Dining Services

To learn even more about where your recycling goes, check out this cool YouTube Video Tour of Republic Service's Las Vegas Recycling Plant.

Everyone can live a more sustainable lifestyle by doing all of the following:

  • Reduce and Refuse: Avoid products that are not sustainable or use less of them.
  • Reuse: Put an item into action or service again.
  • Repair: Fix something instead of replacing it.
  • Recycle and Repurpose: Transform used, useless or unwanted materials into something new.

Residential Recycling

SUU and the surrounding off-campus community does not currently provide recycling services to residential areas, but for an annual or monthly fee, the private recycling company ReCyclops can pick up materials either weekly or bi-weekly right from your home.