Recycling on Campus is as easy as 1, 2, 3...4, 5, 6, 7.
Recycling is one of the easiest ways to reduce waste and resource depletion. Residential students have the opportunity to help UMM in its mission to be an environmentally friendly University. In the recycling centers in the residence halls, you can recycle various items. Once you deposit these items into the bins, the maintenance staff empties the bins and an outside contractor transports the recyclables to the Bay Area Transfer Station here in Machias. There are recycling containers in every building on campus for paper, cans/bottles and cardboard.
Students living in the residence halls can recycle the following items in the Recycling Centers located in the building:
- #1-7 Plastics - Look for the triangle.
- Tin/Aluminum Cans - please rinse out before recycling
- Cardboard/boxboard - please flatten before recycling. Cardboard includes cereal boxes, pizza boxes (without pizza, some grease stains are fine), cardboard egg cartons, etc.
- Mixed paper - office/printer paper, newspaper, magazines, etc.
Unfortunately, the Transfer Station does not currently accept glass for recycling, so we encourage everyone to think about this before purchasing items.