What is Recyclable?
Quite a bit is recyclable at PLU. In fact, the better question may be “What isn’t recyclable at PLU?” We recycle several materials not usually accepted in single-stream, household recycling, such as glass, batteries, and styrofoam. In addition, PLU has a growing compost program. For an easy visual guide on which bin your waste goes in, click here. If you’d rather see the list, click here.
Recycling for Campus Events
Submit a work order, or call Facilities main office at 253-535-7380. On the work order, please state the intended delivery and removal dates, the materials planned to be recycled, the number of totes needed, as well as the expected amount of people attending the event.
The Sustainability Department provides 32-gallon plastic recycling bins for events. Order the same number of recycling bins as trash cans so that they can be placed together. By placing trash cans and recycling bins together, recycling will be made much more convenient for guests, encouraging higher levels of recycling.
For best results, please place your order at least two weeks in advance of your event.
For more information, click here.