Paper Paperboard
  • Junk mail (remove any non-paper items)
  • Newspapers and newspaper inserts
  • White paper
  • Phone Books
  • Brown paper bags
  • Pastel-colored paper
  • Magazines, catalogs, books
  • File folders, index cards, envelopes
  • Cereal and pasta boxes
  • Wax-lined cartons (milk, ice cream)
  • Brown paper grocery bags
Plastic (labels are okay) Glass & Aluminum (labels are okay)
  • Clean #1 - #7 plastic bottles,
    tubs and containers
  • Butter and yogurt tubs


  • Glass bottles and jars of any color
  • Aluminum cans (do not crush or flatten)
  • Steel (tin) cans
  • Metal jar lids and bottle caps
  • Empty aerosol cans (no caps)
  • Aluminum foil (flattened, clean foil only)
  • Pizza boxes, corrugated boxes


  • Screw top caps
  • Plastic bags
  • Pesticide or motor oil containers
  • To-go containers & Styrofoam
  • Microwavable trays or food/party trays
  • Broken glass
  • Light bulbs
  • Plate glass or cookware
  • Neon or carbon paper
  • Disposable utensils and plates
  • Compostable cups and containers


Specialty Items

  • Batteries: Please deposit used batteries in the Techno Trash bins that are located in the lobbies of the apartments and residence halls and HDS will recycle them. 
  • Paint: Call Environmental Health Services at (970) 491-6746
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, electrical equipment (computers, monitors, TVs): Call CSU Surplus at (970) 491-1199
  • Styrofoam peanuts, pallets/wood, laser printer cartridges, fluorescent tubes: Call Facilities Management Integrated Solid Waste at (970) 491-0113