Recycle These Please:
- Plastic bottles (#1 and #2)
- Aluminum cans
You will find collection bins in each residence hall. We also have boxes for used batteries.
The City of Fayetteville offers two drop-off locations where you can recycle additional items.
Sustainability Living Tips
In Your Room
- Make sure to turn your lights off when you are leaving your room for longer than five minutes.
- Use compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) to replace any incandescent light bulbs that you have in your personal desk or table lamps.
- Unplug cell phone and other chargers if you are not using them to charge your cell phone or iPad.
- Purchase appliances such as TVs, computers or refrigerators that have been rated with the Energy Star label.
- Use "green" cleaning products in your room and living space.
- Reuse plastic shopping bags as liners in your trash cans.
In Your Hall
- Utilize your hall's recycling receptacles for paper, metal (aluminum and tin) and plastic (#1 and #2).
- Use cold water to wash your clothing and be sure to set the appropriate water level for each load of laundry. (Note: there are some laundry detergents on the market that are used specifically for washing clothing in cold water.)
- Use a laundry drying rack to dry your clothes.
- Turn off the water when you brush your teeth or shave so that the water is not continuously running.
- Try to take shorter showers.
- Use the stairs instead of taking the elevator.
University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse Residence Hall Tips, and University of Maryland "What you can do."
- Ride your bike or use Razorback Transit to go to class.
- Visit the Fayetteville Farmer's Market to purchase fruits and vegetables from local farmers.
- Edit or review your papers or class projects without printing out copies of the documents.
- Use refillable water bottles or containers.
- Bring your own refillable mug when visiting a campus or community coffee shop.
- Donate your unwanted clothing or other household items to charitable organizations so that other people may
- Use items like tote bags or computer paper that are made from recycled materials.
- Take tote bags with you when you go grocery shopping so that you are not using paper or plastic grocery bags.
- Join and participate in a community garden.