Recycling Program

The items below are categorized in the YES you can recycle and NO you CAN'T recycle 

YES                                                                                   NO                                                                                   
 Business Envelopes (window type ok)   Auto/Mirror or tinted glass
 Business forms   Blueprints/overhead transparencies
 Cardboard-flattened   Carbon paper
 Cereal/detergent/shoe boxes   Carpeting
 Computer/copy/fax/typing paper   Clothing 
 File Folders   Hazardous Waste or Containers
 Junk Mail   Crystal type materials or beverage glasses
 Ledger/Scratch paper   Disposable diapers
 Magazines   Foil Type containers (alcohol wipes)
 Manila envelopes (pressure sensitive OK)   Light Bulbs
 Newspaper   Metal or Steel objects such as nails, hangers or wire.
 Sticky Notes   Paper Towels/Napkins or facial tissues
 Telephone Books   PIZZA BOXES
 FOOD CONTAINERS listed below   Photography or Photographic Paper
 Aluminum/Steel/Tin cans   Plastic Materials 
 Beer/Wine/Liquor Bottles   (take out food trays, wrap, strapping, film cups)
 Food/Glass jars   Pyrex and other heat-resistant oven ware
 Soda/Juice Bottles   Rubber Type Materials/Latex
 Ketchup Bottles   Self-Adhesive Labels
 Narrow-Neck Plastic Bottles-regardless of   Styrofoam products
    number on bottom   Toys
       Wax coated products


  • Rinse food from containers
  • Break down all large items to maximize space  
  • No Trash, food items or hazardous waste
  • Do not block or place obstacles in front
    of recycling container


The College has several 5 gallon battery recycling pails distributed across campus.

Locations, Locations, Locations

Front Desks:

  • LeMans Hall 
  • Holy Cross Hall 
  • McCandless Hall
  • Regina Hall 
  • Student Center - Information Desk


  • Maintenance - (Shop)
  • Building Services - (Facilities Building outside of Director of Building Services office)
  • Information Technology (Helpdesk)
  • Science Hall - (Southwest Entrance)
  • Student Center - (Lower Level)

    Alkaline batteries-Place in the pail. No taping or bagging is necessary.
    Rechargeable batteries- need to have tape across the terminals to prevent short-circuiting during storage and transport.
    Button batteries- Stick between two pieces of clear tape and put in the pail.
    9 Volt batteries need to have terminals taped

    Please contact Dan Woods at 574-284-4017 or with any questions.


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Waste Management Recycling Information