1. Free Recycling Service
2. Open 24/7
3. Wide Variety of Items Accepted
- 3 Cardboard Containers - where visitors can dispose of any cardboard items they can fit within the container
- 1 Boxboard Container - where visitors can dispose of any freezer packaging, or other boxboard items
- 1 Paper Container - where visitors can dispose of all their mixed paper types together
- 1 Newspaper Container - where visitors can sort out their old newspaper collection for disposal
- 1 Glass Container - where visitors can dispose of any colored, non-tempered glass
- 1 Metal Container - where visitors can dispose of clean, non-hazardous metals, such as household tin and aluminum cans
- 3 Plastic Containers - where visitors can dispose of clean, non-hazardous plastic items #1 - 7; please note that this does not include Polypropylene (Styrofoam), nor should plastic bags or film be disposed of in these containers
- 2 Plastic Bag Containers - where visitors can dispose of clean plastic bags
- 1 Milk Jug Container for Cloudy #2 Plastics - where visitors can separate their cloudy #2 plastics, such as milk jugs, for disposal
- Confidential paper documents for shredding
- Oversized recyclable items (such as large boxes full of books)
- Reusable surplus items
4. LEED Certified
- 5 solar powered light poles
- Rain gardens with native Michigan species
5. Great Location
With Halloween just a week a way, we wanted to arm every Spartan with tools for having a “Spartan green” holiday by reducing, reusing, and recycling.
Tip #1 – Reduce energy use in your decorative lighting by using LED lights.
Tip #2 – Buy a reusable “trick-or-treat” tote, or reuse an old pillow case for collecting candy.
Tip #3 – Once Halloween is over, recycle your old pumpkins in a compost pile or by bringing them to the MSU Surplus Store to compost.
Tip #4 – Reduce carbon emissions by choosing a “trick-or-treat” location within walking, biking, or bussing distance from your home.
Tip #5 – Save old Halloween costumes or donate them to places like the MSU Surplus Store so they can be reused.
Tip #6 – Recycle any leftover paper or plastic packaging from your Halloween candy.
Tip #7 – Try to match the amount of candy you buy to the number of “trick-or-treaters” you expect to reduce the chance of excess candy going to waste.
Tip #8 – Choose reusable decorations that you can keep year after year or donate.
Tip #9 - Support recycling markets by purchasing holiday decorations and party wear made from recycled materials.
Tip #10 - Get crafty and make you Halloween costume and decorations out of upcycled or repurposed items.
For more ideas on having a “Spartan Green” Halloween, visit the following resources: Ten Green Halloween Tips; 25 Unforgettable Homemade Halloween Costumes Made from Recycled Materials; Recycled Halloween Crafts. Or, come to the MSU Surplus Store to find locally grown pumpkins, or that perfect accessory for your DIY Halloween costume.