Trash cans - non recycle and non-recycle with a bench in the middle of the two

Our Purpose is to provide a service that will achieve waste reduction and promote stewardship of a sustainable campus.
What Can Be Recycled?



  • White paper
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Cardboard (broken down)
  • Bubble wrap
  • Newspaper
  • Styrofoam
  • Magazines
  • Metal clips/paperclips
  • Books (no plastic bindings)
  • Bottle caps
  • Recycle icon - 1 thru Recycle icon Plastic
  • Laminates (sheet protectors)
  • Paper Cups
  • 2 & 3 ring binders
  • Plastic bottles (no lids)
  • Food products
  • Tin cans (no lids, clean)
  • Aluminum foil
  • Aluminum cans
  • Napkins, paper towels or T.P.
  •  Printer Ink Cartridges
  • Rubber bands
  •  Spiral Notebooks (without spine)
  • Clothing


  • Furniture


  • C.D.’s or cases


  • Glass


  • Candy & Chip wrappers

  • Plastic Wrap


  • New receptacles for landscape, (25) green color
  • New receptacles for public areas in buildings, (100) blue color

star iconCollection Methods:star icon

  • Custodial staff will empty indoor containers, set outside for collection.
  • Landscape staff will empty outdoor containers and haul to collection point.
  • Recycling staff collect bags, sort, and distribute to outside source.

SHSU Annual Recycle Graph

Shredding & Recycling Department 4-4585
Shredding and/or Recycling Pick Up Request Form