Caltech's new Recycling Center is now open to the campus community and the public. The center is on Del Mar Boulevard between Michigan and Wilson Avenues (where the old fire station used to be).
Image Source: Caltech Recycling Center
Hours of Operation:|
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
To contact the recycling coordinator, Delmy Emerson, call (626) 395-4738.
The Building and Grounds Department also furnishes small recycling bins for campus buildings and offices. Please let Delmy know if you want a bin!
If you want a printer-friendly version (in PDF format) of the recycling guidelines table, click here.
|MATERIAL||DO INCLUDE||DON'T INCLUDE|
|WHITE PAPER||bond white, computer paper, letterhead, stationary, calculator tape,photocopies, typing and white scratch paper (staples are OK)||envelopes, fax, carbonless(NCR) paper, post-it notes, catalogs|
|COLORED PAPER||colored bond paper and colored photocopy only||envelopes, magazines, post-it notes|
|MIXED PAPER||envelopes, file folders, fax paper, VCR paper, post-it notes, posterboard, cereal boxes||white paper, colored paper, magazines, telephone books, newspaper, cardboard|
|NEWSPAPER||newspaper only (no bags!)||plastic bags, plastic ties, wire, string, telephone books|
|ALUMINUM C.R.V. ONLY||most soda cans||tin cans (has own bin), aluminum foil, scrap metal|
|TIN||most food cans||aluminum foil, metal, motor oil cans|
|GLASS||most food and beverage containers||window glass, Pyrex, lab glass, lead glass, mirror glass|
|CO-MINGLED PLASTIC||HDPE plastic: milk bottles, detergent containers, water bottles, food containers (please rinse)||motor oil containers|
|PLASTIC||CRV soda bottles||other plastic|
|CARDBOARD||corrugated cardboard (please flatten)||particle board, poster board, cereal boxes||MAGAZINES/CATALOGS||magazines, catalogs, glossy or coated paper, ground wood content paper||telephone books|
|LAB GLASS||Lab bottles and pyrex glass only||regular glass, CRV glass|
|TELEPHONE BOOKS||telephone books only||magazines or catalogs (they have their own bin)|