Recycling Operations

We Make WCC Sustainable

The Recycling Operation makes a dedicated effort by working with the students, staff and faculty to reduce the amount of recyclable material that may end up in the landfill. This is accomplished by providing recycle containers in all Campus building classrooms, offices, public areas and other locations as needed.

What we Recycle:

Paper: office paper, colored paper, newsprint (newspaper, phone books, magazines, any grade of cardboard, books (hard and soft cover), envelopes, shredded paper (put in clear plastic bags and place in paper recycle container) and other paper products. Staples and paper clips are acceptable.


Container: plastic (resin coded #1,2,3,4,5,7), glass (clear and colored), aluminum (tin and steel).

Batteries: Alkaline, Lead, Nickel, Zinc, and lithium batteries in all sizes.

Techno-trash: VHS, cassette tapes, CD’s, DVD’s, mini discs, floppy diskettes and all covers.

Plastic bags: commercial grade plastic bags, #2 HDPE.

Food Composting*: coffee grounds and filters, egg shells, fruits and vegetables.

*Food waste collection is currently available food service providers and departments throughout the campus. If your department is interested in having a Compost Bin in your area please submit a FAMIS service request or contact Facilities Management at ext. 5300.

* For a Recycling A-Z List, click here.

Recycling Report for Calendar Year 2012

  • Paper – 87,851 pounds
  • Cardboard – 63, 925 pounds
  • Commingled Containers – 17, 972 pounds

Barry Wilkins
Recycling Operations Manager
Recycling Operations

Why Recycle?
Simply put, it’s the right thing to do. As stewards of the environment, we are responsible for
preserving and protecting our resources for ourselves and for the future generations.

In a lifetime, the average American will throw away 600 times his or her adult weight in garbage. This means that each adult will leave a legacy of 90,000 lbs. of trash for his or her children.