What Can I Recycle?

Rider’s Recycling Resource

Did you know that Rider is a single-stream campus?

What’s single stream? In every recycling bin on campus you can dispose of acceptable paper, plastic & metal items together, even if the bin is marked otherwise! Read on to learn what specific items are considered acceptable for recycling!

What CAN I recycle at Rider?

  • Paper
    • Office paper & mail
    • Flattened cardboard & paperboard
    • Newspaper
    • Magazines
    • Posters
    • Paper bags
    • Paper cardboard, dairy & juice containers
  • Plastic
    • Plastic bottles & containers (recycling codes #1-7)
  • Glass
    • Glass bottles and jars (all colors)
  • Metal
    • Steel, tin & aluminum cans (soda, vegetable, fruit & tuna)

What CAN’T I recycle at Rider?

  • Food waste
  • Food contaminated paper & cardboard
  • Plastic bags
  • Styrofoam cups & containers
  • Hazardous waste

Other Recycling Collections at Rider

  • Terracycle Beauty Brigade
    • Empty personal care and beauty product containers can be recycled in the Beauty Brigade bins located in each Residence Hall bathroom
    • Items are then sent to Terracycle to be upcycled into new products
    • Acceptable materials include any hair care, skin care and cosmetics packaging with the exception of aerosol cans and nail polish bottles
  • “Recycled Pages” Book Recycling Program
    • Any unwanted hard cover or paperback books can be recycled in the collection box outside of the bookstore

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