Stan State's recycling program has resulted in a 78% diversion from the landfill. Faculty and staff are provided with a single recycling bin for their office in addition to a small trash container. Most buildings have at least one recycling station and larger buildings have collection areas on each floor in addition to three-stream recycling bins in dining service venues to encourage recycling of plastic beverage bottles, metal beverage cans, and glass bottles.

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Accepted materials in the recycling bins: mixed paper, cardboard, metal, empty and dry beverage bottles (plastic, metal, glass) - please be sure to separate each commodity type and place into the correct shared container in the collection area. Recycling stations can be found on the Sustainability Map. All other items should be placed into the trash container, except for the hazardous wastes. For information on the proper disposal of e-waste, universal and hazardous waste, please contact Safety & Risk Management.

Keeping in mind that reducing and reusing is far more impactful than recycling, Stan State follows the CSU's Single Use Plastic Policy by banning the use of plastic straws and bags, by eliminating the procurement and sale of single-use plastic water bottles, and by eliminating single-use polystyrene containers in dining service venues and catering. Paper or corn-starch based straws are available in dining venues on-demand. Plastic straws are available on-demand for those members of our campus community who are unable to use paper straws. Alternative straws made of glass or metal are sold in dining venues and provided as give-away items by some campus departments during tabling events. 

Waste Reduction Projects

  • Installation of hydration stations in Science I building, Naraghi Hall of Science, Child Development Center, Classroom Annex, Demergasso-Bava Hall, Student Fitness Center, Corporation Yard, and at the Swimming Pool to encourage the use of refillable water bottles to reduce plastic waste.
  • Diversion of an average of 712 tons of waste per year from the landfill through the recycling efforts of campus departments and the recycling of used concrete, asphalt, woods, and metals.
  • Metals, wood, wood pallets, green waste from campus landscape work, electronic waste (computer monitors, etc.) cement, cardboard, mixed paper, plastics, glass, and many other materials are also recycled.

Updated: November 06, 2023