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Students in residence halls are responsible for removing landfill trash and recycling from their rooms and placing them in the corresponding dumpsters outside their halls. 

Find the location of the dumpsters around your residence hall:


WVU's recycling efforts include systems to recover day-to-day waste from those living, working, and learning on campus, focus on specialized needs from operations, and to ultimately reduce waste generated on campus. In addition to daily operations, WVU also holds annual programs and events that include the surrounding community.

Single stream recycling. Accepted items are cardboard, drink cartons, glass, metal, paper and plastics. Do not put food, liquid, paper towels, plastic bags or styrofoam in recycling bins.


  • Paper towels and napkins are the most misthrown items on campus- these go in the landfill bin!
  • Plastic bags are recyclable at most grocery stores but are not recyclable on campus.
  • When recycling plastic bottles, it’s best to leave the caps on. Labels are okay too!
  • Always flatten cardboard. If a pizza box lid is clean, you may recycle it, but the greasy bottom should go in the landfill bin.
  • Corrugated and non-corrugated boxes are accepted for recycling. Corrugated example: moving box. Non-corrugated example: cereal box
  • Green, clear, and brown glass are accepted on campus. Labels are okay.
  • Aluminum drink cans and steel food cans are recyclable on campus.
  • WVU recycles all kinds of paper! Newspaper, office paper, glossy magazines, and even envelopes with windows.
  • Plastics with numbers 1 through 7 on the bottom are recyclable on campus. Drink bottles, food tubs, and laundry jugs can go in the recycling bin when empty, clean, and dry.


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