Fayetteville Policies and Procedures  721.0 

Recycling Program

Facilities Management Custodial Services operates Razorback Recycling, the campus recycling/waste reduction program. Aluminum cans, white office paper, mixed paper and corrugated cardboard are collected in Educational and General Purpose facilities, auxiliaries and student living groups. Razorback Recycling also operates seven campus drop-off stations (recycle trailers) where aluminum cans and mixed paper are collected.

White Office Paper

Office paper recycling starts with small recycling boxes that can be kept at the desk, copy machine or printer for collection of white office paper. All employees are asked to empty their recycling boxes into the larger white collection bins supplied on each floor.

Source separation is vital to the recycling program. Razorback Recycling doesn’t have the resources to sort all paper collected. If everyone deposits the correct material into the proper bin, further sorting is not required. Contaminated paper won’t be accepted at paper mills. Collected materials that can’t be marketed are, essentially, highly separated trash. Please, help to ensure that the recycling effort is successful by source separating properly and not contaminating the recyclable paper stream.

The following list may be used as a guide in deciding what qualifies as high grade recyclable white paper:


Includes Excludes

Computer printout (including greenbar)
adding machine
photocopy paper
typing paper
accounting ledger
envelopes-(no windows)
index cards
notebook paper

napkins, tissues
phone books
envelopes-(with windows)
kraft paper

Staples and paper clips need not be removed. Remove all plastic, rubber bands, film, tape or glue. Please empty your white paper recycling box into the large white recycling bin provided.

If you need assistance with recycling, please ask your custodian.

Mixed Paper

Mixed paper is a lower grade of paper than the white office paper. Small recycling boxes are available that may be kept at the desk. Razorback Recycling is able to market the lower grade of paper because of the economic cloud gained through the collection of the higher grade white office paper. It’s very important to keep the two different grades of paper separated. Mixed paper is collected in gray bins.

The following list may be used as a guide in deciding what qualifies as low grade recyclable mixed paper:



Includes Excludes
color paper
slick paper
class schedules
ream wrappers
carbonless forms
carbon paper
drink cups
wax paper
white ledger
rubber bands
drink cans
candy wrappers

Aluminum Cans

Aluminum can collection containers are small plastic blue containers for offices and classrooms. Larger blue bins are located in hallways, and break rooms.

There are combination trash/recycling bins located all over campus where aluminum cans are collected. Two sides of the binds are marked for trash and the other two sides are for aluminum cans only. These green bins are located adjacent to sidewalks and bus stops.

Excessive moisture left in drink cans contaminate the stream. Please deposit only empty cans in recycling bins.

Corrugated Cardboard

Old trash dumpsters have been converted to cardboard collection bins at strategic locations across campus. These dumpsters have been painted green and are fitted with lids. The custodial staff collects cardboard boxes from building occupants. Boxes must be emptied and broken down flat before being placed into the bins. The recycling crew uses a clean compactor truck to collect the cardboard every week. This operation makes use of old trash collection equipment that, otherwise, would have little value. As the amount of material collected for recycling increases, the amount of garbage being sent to the landfill decreases. The primary mission of Razorback Recycling is to reduce the amount of waste being sent to the landfill.

Reformatted for Web April 24, 2014
Revised March, 2002
January 23, 1995