LU Staff Recycling Handbook
Lewis University is in its second year of the new “Our Campus Our Earth” recycling
program. The program was launched through a $60,000 grant from the Illinois
Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
From Nov. 2007 to March 2008, the university achieved the following environmental
Saved 1,463 Tree seedlings grown for 10 years
Saved 712 Million BTUs of energy use
Saved 123 Barrels of oil
Saved 5,729 gallons of gasoline
Kept 10 passenger cars off the road
Reduced car emissions by 52 Tons/Year of CO2
To keep increasing the environmental benefits all staff and students need
to be diligent about recycling!
Please recycle your bottles and cans and paper in the large gray Centralized
Recycling/Waste Units in the following areas:
Also, please recycle your bottles and cans and paper in the numerous
blue Centralized Recycling/Waste Units stationed in:
Twenty-five buildings around campus
NOTE: All the bottles, cans and paper are combined in the Recycling slots
and trash goes in the Garbage/Trash slot.
Each staff member has a red recycling bin under his or her desk for recycling
paper. Sodexho staff empty the recycling bins into the Centralized Recycling/Waste
Units each day. Please put cans and bottles in the centralized units.
What Can Be Recycled?
Glass: empty bottles and jars
Aluminum and steel: empty bottles and cans
Plastics: empty jugs and bottles with a #1 or #2 inside a triangle
with arrows (triangle on
bottom of container)
Paper: any type of paper (exceptions listed below)
Other: Printer and Toner Cartridges (drop off at Shipping
Batteries (drop off at Facilities Dept.)
What Can’t Be Recycled?
NO toweling or tissues NO blueprint
paper NO photos NO plastic covers
NO wax coated paper NO carbon paper NO microfiche NO plastic bags
If you have questions, please call ext. 5404.