Plastic Bags

Currently only clear or translucent plastic bags are accepted for recycling. Thicker plastic bags such as those used for packaging cat litter or salt are not accepted for recycling. Reuse Options MSU Departments can send reusable plastic bags through campus mail to the Surplus Store or submit a Pick Up Request Form (PURF) to have […]

C&D Plastic

Plastic from Construction and Demolition projects typically consists of packaging materials. Any plastic materials containing loose fluids or hazardous waste cannot be accepted for recycling. Please note that Styrofoam is also NOT ACCEPTED for recycling unless special arraignments have been made. Reuse Options MSU departments can submit a PURF to have the Surplus Store pick […]

Plastic #7 Miscellaneous

Plastic #7 is a “catch-all” SPI classification for any plastic item not defined by the six other plastic categories. Items in this category include compact discs and medical equipment. Plastic containers that once contained food waste must be rinsed clean before recycling (if it cannot be rinsed, it cannot be recycled with our program). Reuse […]

Plastic #6 Polystyrene (PS)

Plastic #6, Polystyrene (PS) containers that once contained food waste must be rinsed clean before recycling (if it cannot be rinsed, it cannot be recycled with our program). Styrofoam items such as cups, block packaging, packing peanuts and take out food containers are not accepted with plastics. Reuse Options MSU Departments can send lightly used […]

Plastic #5 Polypropylene (PP)

Plastic #5, Polypropylene (PP) is a strong material that can usually withstand higher temperatures. It is found in products such as bottle caps, rakes, ice scrappers, and Tupperware. Plastic items that once contained food waste must be rinsed clean before recycling (if it cannot be rinsed, it cannot be recycled with our program). Reuse Options […]

Plastic #4 Low Density Polyethelene (LDPE)

Plastic #4, Low Density Polyethelene (LDPE) is a tough but flexible material used in many container lids, bags, and squeezable bottles (ketchup and mustard). It is also used in many plastic toys. Plastic items that once contained food waste must be rinsed clean before recycling (if it cannot be rinsed, it cannot be recycled with […]

Plastic #3 – #7

Plastics #3 – #7 include any Polyvinyl Chloride, Low Density Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polystyrene, or any mixed plastics. Any plastic containers that once contained food waste must be rinsed clean before recycling (if it cannot be rinsed, it cannot be recycled with our program). Reuse Options MSU Departments can send reusable plastic items that are in […]

Plastic #2 High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

Plastic #2, High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is found in most plastic shopping bags, milk jugs, and containers for household cleaners. Plastic containers that once contained food waste must be rinsed clean before recycling (if it cannot be rinsed, it cannot be recycled with our program). Reuse Options MSU Departments can send reusable HDPE bottles or […]

Plastic #1 PET or PETE

Plastic #1, Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET/PETE) is a clear plastic found in most disposable drink bottles, food jars, and microwavable food trays. Plastic containers that once contained food waste must be rinsed clean before recycling (if it cannot be rinsed, it cannot be recycled with our program). Reuse Options MSU Departments can send reusable PET bottles […]

At-Desk Recycling Box

  Made from recycled cardboard. Perfect for paper, metal and plastics. 12″x9″x8″.