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Recycling @ FSU

FSU's Physical Plant Department oversees and coordinates campus recycling efforts. The university is committed to supplying recycling bins where they are needed and to improving the overall program. For questions, comments, or suggestions related to campus recycling, please contact Lawrence Gingerich, safety and sustainability coordinator.

View the most current FSU Recycling Schedule.

FSU Recycling Commitment
As part of its pledge to the ACUPCC, FSU participates annually in the Waste Minimization component of the RecycleMania competition. In addition, FSU is committed to the following three waste reduction measures:

1) Establish and continually improve the campus recycling program
2) Replace promotion of paper products with online alternatives
3) Create and promote a system to report wasteful practices and offer suggestions for waste reduction

What items are recyclable and where do they go?
FSU currently recycles mixed paper, newsprint, magazines, plastic #1, plastic #2, and aluminum. Look for blue recycling bins in buildings across campus.

  • Paper - White, colored, newspaper, and glossy
  • Textbooks - Can be recycled in a bin at the Library loading dock
  • Cardboard - Cardboard, paperboard, and card-stock can be recycled together
  • Plastic #1 - The typical soft drink bottle - please remove the caps
  • Plastic #2 - Heavier plastics - please remove the caps
  • Aluminum cans - Crush cans before recycling to save space
  • Metal - Contact the Physical Plant to arrange for pick-up
  • Plastic Bags - Can be recycled in front of the FSU bookstore
  • Used printer and copier toner cartridges - Can be recycled throughout the Lane Center, or by contacting FSU Central Receiving
  • Fluorescent light bulbs - Contact the Physical Plant to arrange for pick-up

Recycling at FSU





News Highlights:

January 29, 2013 - Frostburg State University Honored as a Tree Campus USA

October 31, 2012 - Frostburg State University Symbolically "Unplugs" Off- Grid Sustainable Energy Research Facility

September 19, 2012 - FSU's Lane Center Earns LEED Gold Certification as Part of Sustainability Efforts

September 11, 2012 - FSU Named One of Sierra Magazine's "Coolest Schools"



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