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Going Green: Southeastern's Recycling program is multi-faceted:


Single-Stream Recycling

Join us in Single Stream Recycling on campus!

The following items may be recycled through our single-stream recycling program:

  • Paper (basically anything that tears)

  • Plastics #1-7 (except Styrofoam and plastic wrap)     

  • Metal cans (aluminum, steel, tin)


All items must be free of food waste, but rinsing is not necessary. Glass is not included in our recycling at this time.

Green recycling bins are located on most floors of campus buildings for your convenience. Many are located near printers or copiers to collect paper. Since paper is part of our single-stream recycling program, plastic bottles and metal cans may also be placed in these bins.

Desk-side recycling containers are now available upon request for campus offices. Individuals recycling at their desk or work station will carry their personal container to the main recycling collection bin on their floor. Contact Physical Plant at 549-3333 to request a desk-side recycling container. To locate the main recycling collection bin nearest to you, review the locations listed by building.

In previous semesters, black square recycling receptacles were located at outdoor high-traffic areas around campus. These containers were marked for recycling, but since they resembled garbage cans, many of the collections were contaminated with food or drinks. These black recycling containers have been relocated to trash rooms of campus dorms to enable resident students to recycle at home.

 Outdoor recycling has been made possible again through a Healthy Communities Grant awarded to Southeastern by Keep Louisiana Beautiful. The new, blue Recycle cans are clearly recognizable. They target plastic bottles and metal cans from  campus pedestrians. Each is placed near a garbage can to limit the tendency to place garbage in the Recycle can. Please empty beverage containers before recycling them. We intend to add outdoor Recycle containers as funds become available.    


 Cardboard Recycling

Cardboard could be recycled through the single-stream program, but we also maintain a separate stream for baling and resale of cardboard. This provides an incremental source of revenue. Cardboard boxes may be flattened and deposited neatly at the cardboard collection location for your building. Call Physical Plant at 549-3333 for prompt pick up of larger amounts of cardboard.

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Used Print Cartridges

Used printer/toner cartridges are also collected in a separate recycling stream. These may be placed beside green recycling bins for pick up. It is helpful if they remain in the cartridge packaging. These used cartridges also provide an incremental source of revenue.


Working Together

To request a recycling container for your office, to request a one-time pick up, or to report a full recycling bin, contact Physical Plant at 549-3333. Our recycling team is eager to support your collection efforts. We are searching for ways to improve our service as well as campus-wide participation in our recycling program. Contact us with suggestions at