RecyclePPT FY2019

What's Recycled at USC Aiken?

USC Aiken is now recycling the following items:

  • Mixed paper
  • Cardboard
  • Aluminum cans
  • Plastic bottles
  • Styrofoam peanuts

Mixed Paper

Mixed Paper includes all of the following:

White Paper, Colored Paper, Newspaper, Magazines, Catalogs, Junk Mail, Telephone Books, Pasteboard, Greeting Cards, Postcards, Post-it Notes, Brochures, Pamphlets, Hardcover Books (bagged separately), and posters (no glitter, paint, or crayon).

**Staples in the paper are acceptable, but do not leave paper clips or jumbo clips on the paper.

**Spiral notebooks can be discarded as well as long as the metal spiral has been removed.

Mixed paper does NOT include :

Any type of cover or insert that is vinyl coated or wax coated!

Cardboard

When recycling cardboard, the following steps should be taken:

  1. All materials in the box (i.e., paper, Styrofoam peanuts, plastic wrap, etc.) should be emptied out of the box first.
  2. All cardboard should be broken down by opening the bottom flaps before discarding it.
  3. You can dispose cardboard at any time in the green 30yd container between the baseball field and the tennis courts, but if you should need help or have any questions regarding this, you can contact the Environmental Health and Safety Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or extension 3538.

Plastics

For all plastics recycling on campus, the caps to plastic bottles must be removed and placed in the regular trash before the plastic bottle can be disposed of in the gray container with gray lids designated for plastics recycling. Remember, we take type 1 and 2 plastics only!

Learn more about the different types of plastics

Aluminum Cans

All aluminum cans should be thrown into the designated red containers with gray lids. Please try to empty the cans before disposing of them.

Styrofoam Peanuts

All Styrofoam packing peanuts can be recycled by collecting them and taking them to the Bookstore. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the Bookstore at extension 3457.

Types of Recycling Containers on Campus

Blue Containers

Blue recycling containers are placed in various departmental offices around campus, and these containers are used for recycling mixed paper only.

Bag-it Systems

Bag-it Systems are located in various computer labs on campus, and these containers are used for recycling mixed paper.

Red Containers

Red recycling containers are placed in various locations around campus mainly in hallways of buildings, and these containers are used for recycling aluminum cans only.

Gray Containers

Gray recycling containers are placed in various locations around campus mainly in hallways of buildings, and these containers are used for recycling plastic bottles only. All caps must be removed from the plastic bottles before they can be recycled.

Indoor Recycling System

Indoor recycling centers have been placed in the H&SS Building to evaluate their effectiveness on campus. These centers will have collection areas for trash, mixed paper, aluminum cans, and plastic bottles. If these recycling centers have the desired effect, then additional centers will be placed around campus as funds are available.

Outdoor Recycling System

Outdoor recycling centers have been placed in the Quad area. These centers have collection areas for trash, aluminum cans, and plastic bottles.

30 Yard Mixed Paper Container 

All mixed paper that is collected on campus is placed in this 30 yard container located in the loading dock area of the library.

30 Yard Cardboard Container

All cardboard is collected in this 30 yard container located between the baseball field and the tennis courts. However, cardboard can be recycled by placing it with the trash for housekeeping.

Locations of Recycling Containers

Blue Office Containers

Administration Bldg
Admissions (Rm 101H)
Advisement & Career Services (Rm 107)
Economic Development (Rm 110)
Institutional Effectiveness (Rm 108)
Records (Rm 109)
Mathematics (Rm 227)
Psychology (Rm 226)
Computer Services (Rm 236)

B&E Building
Conference Center & Continuing Education (Rm 100)
Counseling Center (Rm 126)
Assistive Technology Center (Rm 134)
Education (Rm 210)
Business (Rm 222)
2nd Floor Copier
Wellness Center (Rm 20C)

Children's Center
Office

Etherredge Center
Ticket Office

Gregg-Graniteville Library
Copiers

H&SS Bldg
Office Suite 101
Suite 204

Bag-it Systems

Administration Bldg
Psychology Computer Lab (Rm 214)
Math Lab (Rm 221)

B&E Bldg
Computer Lab (Rm 238)

H&SS Bldg
Writing Room (Rm 112)
Pacer Times (Rm 110)
Language Lab (Rm 107)
Computer Classroom (Rm 106)

Nursing Bldg
Computer Lab (Rm 136)

Student Activities Center
Student Life Office

Science Bldg
Computer Lab (Rm 101)

Indoor Recycling System

H&SS Bldg (Only)
Across from Rm 106, Rm 109, Rm 116, Rm 203, and Rm 210
Nursing Bldg
Office (Rm 101)

Pacer Downs
Office

Alumni House
Chancellor's Office
External Affairs
Development & Alumni Affairs

Ruth Patrick Science Education Center
Workroom (Rm 109)
Workroom (Rm 213)
Workroom (Rm 312)

Science Bldg
Biology/Geology (Rm 201)
Academic Affairs/Chemistry & Physics (Rm 214)

Student Activities Center
Athletics Office
Student Life Office
Bookstore
Food Services

Supply & Maintenance Bldg
Office

Red Containers & Gray Containers

(Both are grouped together in all locations.)

Administration Bldg
Courtyard by Auditorium (Rm 106)
2nd Floor Hallway by Rm 215
2nd Floor Hallway by Rm 234

Etherredge Center
Vending Area near Rm 140

B&E Bldg
1st Floor hallway by Rm 131
1st Floor hallway by Rm 136
2nd Floor hallway by Elevator
2nd Floor hallway by Rm 236

Student Activities Center
Quad side entrance
Parking Lot A entrance

Ruth Patrick Science Education Center
1st Floor hallway by lunchroom
2nd Floor hallway by Rm 214
3rd Floor hallway by Rm 313

Nursing Bldg
Rm 122
Hallway by Rm 114

Science Bldg
1st Floor hallway by Rm 105
2nd Floor hallway by Rm 214