Recycling

    Through campus recycling efforts, Washington College diverts nearly 2,000 pounds of trash a week from landfills.

    Bottles and Cans

    Bottles and Cans

    • Place in recycling bins around campusWe recycle metal cans, glass bottles, and narrow-necked plastic bottles (#1 or #2 plastic). The metal goes to a scrap metal broker, and Kent County collects the rest.


    Milk Jugs

    Milk Jugs

    • Place in recycling bins around campus Milk and beverage jugs (#1 or #2 plastic) also get recycled by Kent County.


    Paper Products

    Paper Products

    • Place in green bins around campus We collect clean, dry mixed paper, envelopes (even with windows), newspaper, brown paper, junk mail, thin cardboard (“paperboard”), and books.


    Corrugated Cardboard

    Corrugated Cardboard

    • Place in green bins around campus Please break down and flatten cardboard boxes before recycling. 


    Plastic

    Plastic Materials

    • Central Services • Goldstein 2nd floor We collect clean, dry bubble wrap, padded envelopes, plastic bags (including zipper-lock bags), “air pillow” packing, and cling wrap.


    Batteries

    Batteries

    • Dunning/Decker 2nd floor office • Help Desk, William Smith Hall • hodson student engagement area • Caroline Hall (Res Life office) • Gibson Center, Room 217
    We collect alkaline batteries and “button” batteries. We are unable to recycle rechargeable batteries at this time.


    Printer Cartridges and Electronics

    Cartridges and Electronics

    • Help Desk, William Smith Hall. You can bring printer cartridges (inkjet and laser) and small electronics to the Help Desk on the ground floor of William Smith Hall. If unsure about an item, call 410-778-7777.



    Organics Recycling 

    (AKA Composting)

    Help us reduce our carbon footprint and support the soil food web by dropping off compostable materials at the Campus Garden.

    Things We Compost

    • All food scraps (including animal products)
    • Paper towels, napkins, and tissues
    • Pizza boxes

    Destination Landfill

    We are unable to recycle drink cups, yogurt tubs, produce clamshells, or plastic utensils. Please avoid purchasing these products. And learn how to make your own yogurt!