Recycling at Agnes Scott

Agnes Scott offers single-stream recycling throughout campus, for every community member and visitor. Single stream makes it easy for you to recycle since all materials go into one container—no sorting required! Recycling is also available at all on-campus events, so you can recycle for all occasions! By recycling, we are able to move toward our goal of Zero-Waste and Climate Neutrality.

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Single-Stream Recyclable Items
• Plastics #1-7 (NOT STYROFOAM)
• Paper
• Magazines
• Aluminum cans
• Cardboard
• Newspaper/phone books
          Recycling Locations:
  • You can find blue bins or bins with blue bags located throughout the campus.
Glass Recycling
Glass can no longer be taken with our single-stream recycling, so we have separate bin locations for this bins:
  • Evans Dining Hall 
  • All residential buildings including Walters, Winship, Inman, Rebekah, and Campbell. 
Electronics Recycling
If you have college-owned, broken electronic equipment, you can take it to the ITS office in Walters Hall for recycling. All other small electronics can be brought to the Office of Sustainability to be recycled with Decatur's electronics recycling days in March and October. For a complete list of recyclables, contact the Center for Sustainability at sustainability@agnesscott.edu.
Hard-to-Recycle Materials 
Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM)
Many items that we use on a day-to-day basis are materials that cannot get recycled through single-stream recycling. At Agnes Scott, we ensure that our community has an outlet for the hard-to-recycle materials. Our main partner for these hard-to-recycle materials is CHaRM.

CHaRM Accepts:

  • Styrofoam 
  • Stretchy plastics: Plastic bags, bubble wrap, white and blue Amazon packages, etc. 
    • If the plastic cannot be stretched and sounds "crunchy" it has to go to the landfill
  • Waxed cartons
  • Batteries: non-alkaline, lithium, button, and rechargeable.
  • Lightbulbs: CFL bulbs and fluorescent tubes  

For other materials that CHaRM accepts, visit their site here

CHaRM is a permanent drop-off facility that aims to improve environmental health by encouraging reuse and diverting thousands of pounds of household hazardous waste, bulky trash, and other hard to recycle items from Metro-Atlanta landfills and water systems. 

The main drop-off location on campus is located in the Bullock Science Center on the ground floor at the loading dock. This on-campus drop-off spot is currently closed due to covid, but we encourage those who are in the Atlanta area to make an appointment to go straight to CHaRM to drop off your hard-to-recycle materials. You can make your appointment on CHaRM's website here

 

Recyclemania


For 8 weeks every Spring, Agnes Scott College participates in the national competition of RecycleMania. Colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada compete by reporting their recycling and trash numbers each week. Each college is ranked in several categories based on per-capita recycling, recycling as a percentage of total waste, and overall levels of waste generated. Each college’s results are updated weekly, to allow constant competition for who can recycle the most. There are winners in each category that receive awards and traveling trophies.

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