How recycling works in Javelina Habitat
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: October 8, 2015