Beginning March 2013, FGCU has implemented a single stream recycling system. That means all recyclables can now be placed in the same bin, without the threat of contamination.
The following recyclables can now be placed in the same BLUE bins on campus:
Other items are separately recycled on campus:
Mixed office paper is collected in small blue recycling containers in offices and workspaces. These containers are collected every Friday for recycling. If an office bin becomes filled before the Friday collection, it can be emptied into the larger blue "Slim Jim" recycling bins, located in the nearest copy room.
For large amounts of paper recycling, including phone books, out-dated course schedules, and other pamphlets or brochures, contact the Work Management Center at 590-1370, or firstname.lastname@example.org. A work order will be inputted, and the material will be picked up and stored for recycling.
Several large recycling dumpsters are located on campus, with the two largest dumpsters being behind Howard Hall and the Student Union. The custodial staff will collect all broken down boxes with a bright green “recycle” sticker placed on them, and recycle the boxes in these dumpsters. Contact the Work Management Center for "recycle" stickers.
Aluminum and steel cans, glass bottles, and plastic containers marked 1-7 were already commingled with the previous recycling system on campus. Now they can also be commingled with paper recyclables in the same containers. All these products can be placed in the blue bins, Cleartainers, and three-part bins located throughout campus. Click Here for a comprehensive list of recyclable items on campus.
Plastic bags cannot be placed in the blue recycling bins, as Lee County does not currently recycle plastic bags. However, the Physical Plant has taken it upon the department to gather plastic bags and take them to Publix, who recycles them at their facility in Lakeland. There is currently only one plastic bag recycling container located on campus, located in the Work Management Center, Campus Support Complex, room 30. If you would be interested in supporting plastic bag recycling in your area, please contact the Work Management Center at 590-1370 or email@example.com.
The University has coordinated with Lee County Solid Waste for disposition of electronic equipment. Any department that has electronic equipment requiring disposal should contact the Work Management Center at 590-1370 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and provide both the location and amount of electronics to be recycled. Please ensure the item is no longer on inventory, and has been cleared of its memory prior to contacting the Work Management Center for disposal.
If you see any locations that would benefit from a recycling container of any kind, contact the Work Management Center at 590-1370, or email@example.com, with the location and the type of container requested.