Trash & Recycling Instructions
Empty and rinse out containers before recycling. Any type of plastic bags, wraps (clean or dirty), bubble wrap, etc. are not recyclable and should go to general trash. Even the plastic bags you use to carry the recyclable materials should not be placed in the recycle bins.
FAQ: How do I dispose of:
Batteries and fluorescent light bulbs (tubes)?
Put used batteries in the battery bin in the main office. Light bulbs and tubes should be taken to the maintenance office.
Small appliances such as a toaster or microwave?
Take small appliances to the maintenance shed where the blue truck is parked. For larger appliances like a freezer, contact Horace or Carol for disposal.
Liquid materials such as paint or cooking oil?
The liquid should be placed in a ziplock bag and thrown in the general trash. Clean out and recycle the containers.
Items with mixed materials?
Place in the recycling bin that matches the majority material. For example, a glass bottle with a plastic top should go in the glass bin. Something like an electric razor can be recycled but the battery should first be removed.
Large junk furniture removal service is expensive, but Morrison will plan to call for service twice a year as needed, once in December and once in June. Furniture can be placed at the South Tower trash area during the months of December and May/June only, in order to avoid a big pile the rest of the year. A message will be sent to staff a week in advance of when the removal service is scheduled to come. North Tower residents will need to take their items to the South Tower area.
CLEAN PAPER and FLATTENED CARDBOARD
Paper, books, notebooks (remove plastic/metal part), magazines, newspapers, gift boxes, pizza boxes, flattened cardboard boxes.
Please flatten the boxes.
PAPER FOOD CONTAINERS (CARTONS)
Paper cups, plates, bowls, lunch boxes, milk cartons, juice boxes, any paper containers.
Empty, remove straws, wipe or rinse with water, dry and compress containers before recycling.
No plastic wraps or bags.
PLASTIC CONTAINERS and PRODUCTS
Plastic bottles and containers, plastic products, thin and clean styrofoam food trays/containers. Empty, rinse with water and dry containers before recycling.
Plastic bags are general trash, not recyclable.
METAL and ALUMINUM CANS and PRODUCTS
Metal and Aluminum cans, lids, and containers. Empty, rinse with water and dry containers before recycling.
Thick packing styrofoam and containers (like ice box) only. Clean and thin styrofoam food trays go into the plastics recycling bin.
GLASS BOTTLES and FLAT GLASS
No light bulbs or ceramic material.
USED, UNTORN CLOTHES
Only clothes that are not torn. Does NOT include underwear, socks, pillows, blankets, shoes, bags/purses, etc. Those go into the general trash.
BATTERIES and LIGHTBULBS
Batteries can go in a container near the copier at the main office or maintenance office. Light bulbs and light bars should be taken to the maintenance office.
If you could feed your pet pig with it, it goes in the blue compost barrels.
These do NOT go in the blue barrels: egg shells, any fruit peels, leaves, or large seeds or pits (like avocado pits), corn husks, etc.
Do not toss plastic bags into the blue barrels.