PFD Miami

What is Recyclable on Campus?

  • Paper Products
  • Plastic Products
  • Glass Products
  • Aluminum & Steel Cans

- The key with single stream recycling is to try to keep the paper dry.

- Simply take the recycling from your dorm room or office to the blue recycling bin in the hall.

- Below are lists of specific items that can be recycled in each of the above categories, however, what can be recycled is not limited to the items in these lists.

- Since our recycling is subsequently sorted at a commercial materials recovery facility, it does not have to be perfect. A few mistakes are not a problem.

Paper Products (including Cardboard & Paperboard)

  • Newspapers (with glossy ad inserts)
  • Magazines & Catalogs
  • Hard & Soft Covered Books
  • Envelopes and Junk Mail
  • Paper Bags
  • Office Paper
  • Boxes (break-down/flatten large boxes)
  • Pizza Boxes (without food residue)
  • Paper Towel and Toilet Paper Rolls (only the paperboard core)
  • Frozen Meal Boxes
  • Cereal Boxes (the inner liner is trash)
  • Cartons - Milk, Juice, Soup, Broth (remove plastic caps)

- No napkins or paper towels.

- No paper coffee, tea or cold drink cups. (cardboard cup sleeves are okay to recycle.)

- No cardboard “to go” containers.

- No food stained pizza boxes.

- Paper should be dry, please recycle it indoors!

Plastic Products

# 1-7 Plastics which includes but is not limited to:

  • Milk Containers
  • Soft Drink & Water Bottles (lids attached)
  • Shampoo & Conditioner Bottles
  • Laundry Detergent Bottles
  • SOLO Cups
  • Berry Containers (aka clamshell containers)
  • Yogurt Containers
  • Frozen Meal Trays (plastic film is trash)
  • Salad Bowl Containers (dressing packet is trash)

- No plastic bags, shrink wraps, or films.

- No styrofoam.

- No straws.

Glass Products

  • Beverage Bottles
  • Olive Oil Bottles
  • Pasta Sauce Jars

- All colors are accepted.

- Rinse if needed.

- Paper labels do not need to be removed.

- No lightbulbs

- No mirrors

Aluminum & Steel Cans

  • Soft Drink Cans
  • Canned Fruit (& lids)
  • Tuna Cans (& lids)
  • Soup Cans (& lids)
  • Whip Cream Cans (lids & tips removed)
  • Hair Spray Cans (lids & tips removed)

- No aluminum foil

- No batteries (recycle your batteries on campus at one of our ten locations, including the Rec Center, King Library, and Shriver Center!)


If you have an item you are not sure about, email or call the Green Team at (513) 529-9564.