Recycling & Waste Management

We certainly want you to recycle 
(and compost!)—but as a last resort. We really want you to reduce what you use and reuse what's left.

For your waste, click the posters below for everything we recycle and compost at Penn State. We also have a shredding program for sensitive documents and records, and a recycling process for SecurID tokens.

Not sure about what goes where? 

Penn State Recycling Guidelines. Download the pdf: http://sustainability.psu.edu/sites/default/files/documents/Waste%20and%20Recycling%20information%20sheet%203.pdf

Penn State Recycling Guidelines. Download the pdf: http://sustainability.psu.edu/sites/default/files/documents/Waste%20and%20Recycling%20information%20sheet%203.pdf

WASTE we produced in 2015
14,950 tons of solid waste

WASTE we diverted from landfill in 2015
9,214 tons (1,748 elephants)  —  62% of our waste stream
100 different types of waste

Questions? Email recycle@psu.edu or tweet @sustainPSU.