A-Z Guide

Check out the tabs below to see what you can recycle on campus!

Container Recycling

All containers must be food-free and clean before placed in the recycling bin.

  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic tubs, jugs, and jars
  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel cans
  • Glass bottles
  • Glass jars

Paper Recycling

  • Office paper
  • Notebook paper
  • Paperboard (Cereal boxes)
  • Junk mail
  • Envelopes
  • Magazines
  • Brochures

Cardboard Recycling

  • Cardboard boxes (broken down & flattened)

Specialty Recycling

Specialty recycling bins can be found at multiple locations around campus. Visit our interactive recycling map to find out where to recycle the items below.

  • Small household batteries
  • Small electronics (i.e. cellphones)
  • Printer/ink cartridges


Interested in getting rid of hard to recycle items? The Office of Sustainability hosts three TerraCycle drop off stations at 14 Green Way. Click here to open the TerraCycle How-To document or the links below to see what is accepted.


Other Recycling

  • Plastic film: Plastic bags and other film can be taken back to most grocery stores. Visit Plastic Film Recycling's drop off location finder for more information.
  • Lightbulbs belonging to the College: Contact Facilities Management for disposal.
  • Personal lightbulbs: These can be taken back to the Charleston County Recycling Facilities, or there are other locations that can be found using this EPA website.
  • If a CFL bulb breaks, please contact Environmental Health & Safety at 3-1029.
  • Clothing / Household accessories: There are a wealth of nonprofit organizations in the Charleston area that accept donations of clothing, household accessories, and more. Instead of throwing away, check out these nonprofits, and donate! If the textiles are un-donatable, you can recycle them in the Green Zone bin located behind Addlestone Library near Pitt Street. Look for the big green bin!