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February 7, 2008 - Volume 40 Number 11
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Recycling stations

Due to the positive response to our recent sustainability issue, the McGill Reporter will run a regular column designed to help everyone contribute to the greening of McGill. If you have any suggestions or tips, please send them to

In recent months, Building Services has installed hundreds of new indoor recycling stations and a host of outdoor stations. Now it’s up to us to make sure we aren’t contaminating the stations with material that can’t be recycled. Here’s a recycling checklist:


All office paper
Paper or cardboard folders
Books and course packs
Envelopes (with or without windows)
Empty non-oily paper wrappings
Corrugated cardboard

Tissues, paper towels, disposable diapers
Disposable coffee cups
Wet or oily (food-contaminated) paper
Plastic sheets or wrappings
Wax paper
Carbon paper
Aluminum foil


Empty glass and plastic bottles
Bottle caps
Aluminum cans
Plastic bags
Plastics #1,2,3,4,5,7 *
Milk and juice cartons; rinsed yogurt cups

Plastic #6 *
Ceramics (mugs, plates)
Windows, laboratory glass, broken glass

*Note: Plastic products usually have a number stamped on them. No. 6 plastic (e.g. plastic cutlery, beer cups) are NOT recyclable and should be thrown in the garbage.

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