Recycling at URI just got easier. It is now okay to mix your recyclables together. No new bin is necessary – use what you already have. (If you don’t have a bin call 874-2840). Your recyclables will be mixed in the truck that picks them up. The new recycling plant can sort the materials automatically.
For easy to understand instructions click on: www.RecycleTogetherRI.org.
For an A-Z list on what can be recycled click on: www.recyclobedia.net.
Plastics – All plastic containers up to 2 gallons, disregard the numbers and the triangle.
- Bottles – e.g. soda, shampoo, water
- Jugs – milk, juice, detergent
- Jars – mayo, peanut butter, jelly
- Tubs – butter, ice cream, margarine
- Plastic take out containers
- Iced coffee cups
- Yogurt containers
- Plastic egg cartons
Empty and Rinse, Don’t crush, No straws, gently replace plastic caps and lids.
- Newspaper • phonebooks • envelopes
- Office paper • spiral notebooks
- Flattened corrugated boxes
- Wrapping and tissue paper
- Gift bags • paperback books
- Food boxes • junk mail
- Paper bags • magazines
- Paper towel tubes
- Egg cartons
No refrigerated and frozen food boxes. No greasy pizza boxes.
Jars – e.g. pasta sauce, jelly, baby food
Bottles – soda, wine, beer
Empty and Rinse, Remove metal lids and recycle both.
Metal Cans and Foil
Aluminum – e.g. cans, foil, pie pans
Empty aerosol cans – hairspray, air freshener, whipped cream
Tin cans – soup, vegetables, tuna, pet foods
Empty and Rinse. Don’t crush cans.
No scrap metal. No wire hangers.
- Milk • soy milk • juice
- Soup • broth • juice boxes
Empty and Rinse
No juice pouches or straws.
Depending on the building you are in your corrugated cardboard will go into a cardboard compactor, a special cardboard recycling container, or will be co-mingled with other recyclables. Your building custodian will know.
Inkjet and Toner cartridges
Call 874-2840 for a pickup. We will have stickers available to place on whatever container works for you. Just call us when your container is full.
Alkaline and Button Batteries
Look for special battery recycling buckets in your building or call 874-2840 for a pickup.
We can provide a sticker to place on whatever container works best for you.
Fluorescent light bulbs
See your custodial staff. These bulbs can’t go into the garbage. We have a designated area where they are taken for recycling.
For old computers, monitors etc call 874-5468. Click on http://www.uri.edu/support_services/computer_disposal.html for more information.
We have 2 dedicated containers for scrap metal here on campus. If you are doing a large scale cleanout involving scrap metal please call 874-2840 for a dedicated scrap metal roll-off container.
We recycle all white goods (refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers, and lab equipment, etc). Call the URI property department at 874-5468 to place a work order for a pickup.