Where to Recycle

Recycling for a variety of items is available on campus.  If you have an item and aren't sure if it's recyclable, see below or contact Bill Nelligan.

  • Glass, Metal, Plastic, and Paper
      • Mixed (single-stream) recycling bins are available at most locations on campus
      • For a full list of what is recyclable in these bins, visit our what to recycle page
  • Corrugated Cardboard
    • Includes all cardboard with an inner wavy layer. Cardboard must be clean (no grease, food, or dirt contamination).
      • Completely flatten box, and place next to your mixed recycling container
      • Science Center loading dock
  • Aerosol Cans (paint ONLY)
      • Exley lobby (near Pi) in the neon green recycling container
      • Usdan (north entrance) in the neon green recycling container
      • Campus mail to Bill Nelligan, 170 Long Lane
  • Cassette Tapes
      • Exley lobby (near Pi) in the neon green recycling container
      • Usdan (north entrance) in the neon green recycling container
  • Cell Phones
      • Exley lobby (near Pi) in the neon green recycling container
      • Usdan (north entrance) in the neon green recycling container
  • Computers and Electronics
      • For small items: 
        • Exley lobby (near Pi) in the neon green recycling container
        • Usdan (north entrance) in the neon green recycling container
      • For large items: email wnelligan@wesleyan.edu or call x3400 for pickup
  • String Lights
      • Exley lobby (near Pi) in the neon green recycling container
      • Usdan (north entrance) in the neon green recycling container
      • Campus mail to Bill Nelligan, 170 Long Lane
  • Printer Cartridges (inkjet, bubble jet, laser, toner)
    • Put smaller printer cartridges in a sealed plastic bag or the plastic wrapper holding your new cartridge and bring to:

      • Exley lobby (near Pi) in the neon green recycling container
      • Usdan (north entrance) in the neon green recycling container

      Large cartridges should be campus mailed to Bill Nelligan, 170 Long Lane

  • Batteries (Lead Acid, NiCad, Li Ion, NiMh, Li, Alkaline)
      • Exley lobby (near Pi) in the neon green recycling container
      • Usdan (north entrance) in the neon green recycling container
      • Campus mail large quantities to Bill Nelligan, 170 Long Lane
  • Bubble Wrap, Packing Peanuts, and Packaging Materials
      • Campus Mail to Bill Nelligan, 170 Long Lane
      • Freecycle
  • Fluorescent and Compact Fluorescent (CFL) Bulbs
  • Motor Oil
  • Scrap Metal
      • Bulky scrap metal bin, south of 170 Long Lane past the Carpenters' Shop
      • Email wnelligan@wesleyan.edu or call x3400 for pickup
  • Textiles and Wearable Shoes
      • May only (Waste Not): Goodwill donation bins around campus
      • Big Brothers Big Sisters containers
        • 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
      • Freecycle