Recycling and Trash Definitions


  • All paper

    • White office paper

    • Glossy, brightly colored paper

    • Newspapers, ads, inserts

    • Magazines

    • Books, notebooks

    • Pamphlets, brochures

  • Cardboard (e.g. pizza boxes)

  • Cans and bottles

  • All plastic


  • Food waste (e.g. banana peels and coffee grounds)

  • Snack wrappers (e.g. candy wrappers, energy bar wrappers and chip bags)

  • Facial tissues, napkins and restroom hand towels

Purdue University Physical Facilities, 1801 Newman Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906-4510, (765) 494-8000

© 2017 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by Physical Facilities Communications

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Please contact Physical Facilities Communications at Purdue Main Contacts

Adobe Reader | Microsoft Office Viewers