How it works
TAMUK campus recycling is trucked to the Kingsville Recycling Center where it is checked for contamination before being sent to Corpus Christi. If a bag of recyclables has any food or drink contamination, the entire batch is thrown away as garbage – nobody has time to wash it!
From the Corpus Christi Recycling Center it is shipped to recycling plants so that the materials can be re-introduced into industrial production. Therefore we are only able to recycle materials that Corpus Christi recycles.*
Mixed paper: newspaper, office paper, clean paper bags, paperboard boxes, etc.
Plastic & Metal: milk jugs, water bottles, plastic with triangle symbols 1-6 (but no
Styrofoam or wrappers) & steel cans, aluminum cans, clean foil
Garbage is garbage!: Keep it out of the recycling bins! it all goes to the landfill: food contaminants, non-recyclable plastics, etc.
These are the bins you will find in locations across campus, both indoors and outdoors. Blue bins are for recycling and brown bins are for garbage - keep it separate!
|Area||Type of bin||Type of recycling|
|Residence Halls||Residential bags||Single stream (mixed)|
|Faculty and Staff||Indoor blue office bin||Single stream (mixed)|
|Public Places||Indoor big blue bin||Separated: Paper & Plastic/Metal|
|Indoor big tan bin||Separated: Trash Only|
|Outdoor blue roll-out bin||Flattened cardboard & bagged shredded paper|
|Outdoor cages||Flattened cardboard & bagged shredded paper|
|Cardboard boxes||Special materials such as ink cartridges|
Campus recycling streams
KEEP FOOD AND DRINK CONTAMINATION OUT OF THE BLUE BINS!!!
Residence room bags filled > students empty into > indoor blue bins > emptied by Recycling Crew
Offices bins filled > custodial staff empties into > indoor blue bins > emptied by Recycling Crew
Indoor big blue bins filled > emptied by Recycling Crew
Outdoor blue roll-out bins filled by custodial staff > emptied by Recycling Crew
Outdoor cages filled by Javelina Dining and custodial staff > emptied by Recycling Crew
Cardboard boxes filled by campus community> emptied by Recycling Crew
This page was last updated on: December 06, 2013