Recycling at GFU

GFU recycling program

Thank you for your interest in the GFU recycling program.

George Fox University is committed to active, intentional stewardship of our God-given natural resources.

Please contact Plant Services at ext. 2010 if you have any questions regarding recycling on campus.

Why We Recycle

As Christians, we are called to love and protect God’s creation. George Fox University is dedicated to reducing the amount of trash that ends up in public landfills. You can help us by recycling. Please be sure to place the appropriate materials in the correct container.

A single incorrect item can cause a whole load of recyclables to be rejected and dumped into a landfill.

Where We Recycle

  • Recycle at blue outdoor comingle bins located throughout campus, usually next to the trash bins
  • Small recycling containers are provided for all student housing
  • Glass recycling is located near the residential trash/recycling centers in the 55-gallon black barrels.

What We Recycle

What to include/instructions What to keep out
What is comingle?
Comingle Bin

Comingle is all recyclable materials except glass and refundable items. Look for blue outdoor comingle bins throughout campus.

Paper
Paper
Newpapers, magazines, catalogs, paperbacks, junk mail, office paper, egg cartons, paper tubes, cereal boxes Bath tissue, paper towels, freezer boxes, cups or plates with food residue, wax, foil or plastic
Corrugated Cardboard
Corrugated cardboard
Flatten cardboard boxes Wax-coated cardboard or food residue; pizza boxes, glass bottles and jars
Cartons
Milk cartons and drink boxes
Rinse clean Plastic staws or lids
Plastic
Plastic bottles and tubs
All plastic bottles; yogurt-type containers (6 ounces or larger), rigid plant pots (4 inches or larger) and buckets (5 gallons or smaller) Plastic lids, trays, bags, take-out boxes, motor oil, pesticide or herbicide containers
Cans
Metal cans, foil and aerosol cans
Empty and non-toxic metal aerosol cans and food and beverage cans. Rinse food cans and put metal lids inside cans and crimp closed. Food residue and plastic caps. Do not puncture aerosol cans or remove nozzles.
Scrap metal
Smaller than 30 inches in any direction and less than 30 pounds. Plastic, wood or other non-metal attachments.
Glass
Glass bottles and jars
Clear and colored; rinse clean. No lids; no oil, chemicals or pesticides. Glass recycling is located near the residential trash/recycling centers in the 55-gallon blue barrels.
Batteries and small electronics
Battery and small electronics recycling is available in the SUB near the BlueZone store and EHS first floor across from the elevator. Residential battery and electronic recycling is available in the blue tubes located in the residential hall lobbies, Le Shana, and outside Beebe.
Bottles
Refundable aluminum cans and plastic bottles
Look for the Oregon redeption stamp. Water-rinsed clean and empty.

Additional recyclable items:

  • Electronics
  • Batteries
  • Motor oil
  • Fluorescent lightbulbs
  • Metal
  • Paint
  • Ink cartridges

Contact Plant Services at ext. 2010 if you have any of the following items to be recycled, or if you have other questions
about recycling.

Download a GFU recycling brochure (PDF).

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