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Recycle Guide

What can be recycled?

Corrugated cardboard
Break down or flatten empty boxes, and discard in the "Cardboard Only" containers. Please remove and discard Styrofoam, packing peanuts and plastic wrap before placing cardboard in recycling bin or designated drop area.

Magazines, newspaper, phonebooks, soft-back books, campus directories, office correspondence, file folders, letterhead, envelopes, catalogs, white paper, color paper, letters and junk mail may be recylced in paper recycling containers.  Please bag shredded paper in clear plastic bags.

Keep separated from other metals. Empty and rinse soda cans, and discard in the Aluminum Only containers.

Dry food boxes, e.g. cereal, cake mix, cracker, beer and soda carriers, clean pizza boxes, shoe and shirt boxes. No waxed paperboard, like frozen food and juice boxes.

All plastics #1 through #7. These include soda bottles, detergent, water and shampoo bottles, milk jugs, other plastic food containers and all lids. Bottle lids are recyclable; please remove lids from bottles and place in bin separately.

Rinse your bottles and remove all lids or tops.  Recycle glass at designated locations. No plate glass, light bulbs, window glass, trash or other recyclables are allowed in glass bins.

Soup cans, for example, may be recycled.  Please empty and rinse.

What can’t be recycled

  • Plastic wrap
  • Styrofoam
  • Paper plates
  • Thermal paper
  • Napkins
  • Ziploc bags
  • Sandwich bags
  • Plastic sleeves
  • Food
  • Liquids
  • Plastic or wire hangers
  • Pots and pans
  • Facial and toilet tissue
  • Waxed paperboard

The following items can not be recycled at The Citadel.  However, they can be recycled at the Charleston County Recycling (13 Romney Street, Charleston SC, (843) 720-7111): aerosol cans, paint cans, oil, batteries.

Why recycling matters to today’s leaders

Local programs are the backbone of recycling in South Carolina. While the environmental benefits of recycling are well recognized, what is less known is that recycling is an economic success story.

By turning waste into valuable raw materials, recycling creates jobs throughout the process and adds significantly to the state’s and the nation’s economy.

A green, clean community is a great place to live, work, acquire an education and conduct business.

Recycling is good for the environment, the economy and South Carolina. By making a commitment to do our part in recycling, we are preserving the environment for tomorrow’s leaders.

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