Students, faculty, and staff can contribute to Carthage’s sustainability efforts in several ways.
Recycling stations are placed in high-traffic areas on each floor of the residence halls and academic buildings. Carthage practices single-stream recycling, which allows paper, plastic, cans, and bottles to be deposited in the same bin. The items are sorted at a separate waste management facility.
Items accepted in single-stream recycling bins
- Cans (aluminum, etc.), including empty aerosol
- Cardboard/chipboard/paperboard (flattened packing boxes, cereal boxes, shoe boxes, juice containers, etc.)
- Glass bottles and jars
- Magazines and newspapers
- Paper (colored, white, printer, brown bags, etc.)
- Plastic containers
Note: Do not include food waste, plastic bags, or foam containers.
Other recyclables collected on campus
- Batteries: Small batteries (cell phone, flashlight, etc.) can be placed in the small pail in each residence hall or brought to Hedberg Library. Car batteries can be taken to Maintenance.
- Computers: Carthage recycles old computers, monitors and keyboards. These items can be taken to the Lentz Hall garage (by the mailroom) or the Hedberg Library loading dock. Alternately, you can contact the Maintenance Department.
- Ink cartridges: Hedberg Library recycles printer ink cartridges.
- Light bulbs: Light bulbs are recycled through the Maintenance Department.
Refrigerant: The Maintenance Department recycles refrigerant from small refrigerators in residence hall rooms. Contact the Maintenance Department if you have a broken refrigerator.
Maintenance requests can be submitted online at www.carthage.edu/maintenance. The Maintenance Department can also be reached at 262-551-5925.
Make the green pledge
Since 2010, an ever-increasing number of Carthaginians have publicly committed to the three R’s: reduce, reuse, and recycle.
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