2.4 Trash Disposal

Central trash rooms are found on the ground floor of each residence. Public area trash receptacles, including community bathroom trash receptacles, should not be used to dispose of room trash. 

Trash chutes are typically closed for cleaning on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. 

Bulky items (pizza boxes, carpets, clothes hangers, cinder blocks, etc.) must be carried to the trash container by the hall dock area or to the outside dumpsters to avoid jamming the trash chutes. 

Containers holding fluids should be emptied down a suitable drain before disposal into the trash chutes. 

Do not throw glass and/or hypodermic needles down trash chutes. Sharps containers are available at the front desk to properly dispose of needles. (See handbook policy 4.10 Use of Sharps Containers). 


You can find University Housing information on recycling and sustainability in the halls on the Sustainability webpage on this site. 

For e-waste (computers, printers, batteries, etc.), find a campus drop-off location here through this PDF supplied by the Office for Sustainability. 

 Contaminated items cannot be recycled. Placing trash or food waste into recycling bins contaminate the recycling bin and will end up in a landfill. 

 The following items may be recycled: paper, cans, bottles.   

See the Office for Sustainability website for more information about recycling on campus. 

Updated August 2022 

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