American Studies

Where We Recycle

For a list of what can be recycled in campus recycling bins, visit our single-stream recycling page.  For information on where to recycle other items, see below.

WHAT

WHERE

Aerosol Cans

  • Science Center lobby
Aluminum and Steel Cans, Foil, Pie Plates
details
  • Mixed recycling bins are available at most locations on campus.

Batteries - Lead Acid, NiCad, Li Ion, NiMh, Li

  • Science Center lobby
  • Hall-Atwater by elevators on ground & first floor
  • Campus Mail to Bill Nelligan, 170 Long Lane
Bubble Wrap, Packing Peanuts, and Packaging Materials
Cassette Tapes
  • Campus Mail to Bill Nelligan, 170 Long Lane
Cell phones
  • Science Center lobby
  • Campus Mail to Bill Nelligan, 170 Long Lane
Corrugated Cardboard
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Includes all cardboard with an inner wavy layer. Cardboard must be clean (no grease, food, or dirt contamination).
  • Throughout campus buildings: completely flatten box, and place next to your mixed recycling containerButterfield C loading dock
  • Butterfield A parking lot
  • 156 High Street parking lot
  • Olin Library/Clark Hall parking lot
  • Science Center loading dock
  • Usdan (lower level by Post Office)
Computers and Electronic Equipment
Fluorescent and Compact Fluorescent (CFL) Bulbs
Holiday String Lights
  • Middletown Recycling Center, 185 Johnson St. (corner of Johnson Street & North Main Street); collection only available December - January each year
  • Contact City Recycling Coordinator Kim O'Rourke at kim.orourke@middletownct.gov or 860-638-4855 for more information
Motor Oil
Paper
details
  • Mixed recycling bins are available at most locations on campus.
Printer Cartridges (inkjet, bubble jet, laser, toner)
  • Science Center lobby
  • Campus Mail to Bill Nelligan, 170 Long Lane (put them in a sealed plastic bag or the plastic wrapper holding your new cartridge)
Scrap Metal
  • Bulky scrap metal bin, behind 170 Long Lane.
Styrofoam (block)
  • Science Center loading dock
Textiles (reusable, includes clean linens, towels, clothing)

Shoes (wearable)

  • Butterfield A parking lot (“L” lot) -- Lawn and High Streets (container next to the cardboard dumpster)
  • Parking lot for High Rise and Low Rise residence halls, off Church Street
  • At the end of McConaughy Drive, behind the Foss Hill residence halls (benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters, Nutmeg Chapter).
  • Freecycle It!