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Recycling at Coastal

Recycling is the cornerstone of sustainability at Coastal Carolina University. CCU takes recycling seriously and provides multiple opportunities to recycle throughout campus, in the residence halls and at on-campus events. Recycling continues to grow with the campus and departments are making strides to recycle more and take steps to reduce environmental impacts. During 2011-2012, Coastal Carolina University recycled a total of 495 tons of material.

Where can I recycle in academic and administrative buildings?

  • All of our campus buildings have recycling systems. The most common locations include lobbies, hallways, breakrooms, and copy/mail rooms. Outside of the buildings, we offer recycling along sidewalks, at the entrances to buildings and at all the main campus bus stops. Please email sustain@coastal.edu, if you can't find a recycling location. 

What can I recycle on campus?

  • Mixed Paper - Newspaper, Magazines, Office Paper (shredded paper must be in clear bags), Junk Mail, Catalogs Phone Books
  • Cardboard - Corrugated Cardboard, Pizza Boxes, Snack Boxes, Cereal Boxes
  • Plastic Bottles & Jugs
  • Metal & Aluminum Cans
  • Glass Bottles & Jars
  • Empty Ink Cartridges (all sizes, brands, including toners)
  • Used Batteries (alkaline, lead-acid)
  • Techno Trash (used ink cartridges, computers, computer parts and accessories, cell phones, CD's, floppy disks, VHS tapes)

If you don't see an item listed above to recycle, please visit the Horry County Solid Waste Authority website for more information about recycling in Horry County. 

How much does Coastal Carolina University recycle?

  • 2010-2011: 195.42 tons
  • 2011-2012: 492.92 tons
  • 2012-2013: being calculated currently

Recycling Policy and Donation Collection

You can review the University's Recycling and Waste Reduction Policy and if your organization would like to start a donation collection, please fill out the "Donation Collection Request Form" located on the Faculty/Staff Forms page. Your organization may supply their own containers, but they must be approved by the Sustainability Initiative office.

For all questions about recycling at CCU, please contact the Sustainability Initiative office at (843) 349-5041 or sustain@coastal.edu

Residence Hall Recycling

Recycling shouldn't stop after class is over. Students can take the initiative to recycle in the residence halls. All students that live in residence halls on CCU's main campus and University Place have the opportunity to recycle. Recycling is a voluntary program.

Step 1 - Request a Bin

If you are a student living in the residence hall, you may request a bin to participate in the recycling program.  To request a bin, complete the bin request form.

Step 2 - Know What to Recycle
  • plastic bottles and jugs (no plastic bags)
  • metal cans (aluminum and steel)
  • glass bottles and jars
  • cardboard, cereal boxes and snack boxes (flatten)
  • all paper, including newspaper, magazines and junk mail.
Step 3 - Know Where to take Recyclables
  • The Teal recycling container look like the one to the right.
  • Main Campus - large teal-color recycling container, located between Ingle Hall and the Woods, near the basketball court
  • University Place (Piedmont) - large, teal-color recycling container, located near the dumpsters in the parking lot by Buildings 1030 and 1065.

For more information, call (843) 349-5041 or email sustain@coastal.edu

Event Recycling

Special events and athletic games at Coastal Carolina University have the opportunity to recycle. The Green Team helps to set-up and pick-up recycling at events at CCU.

To have recycling available at your event or game on campus, please fill out a Facilities Work Request at least one week prior to your event. For more information, call (843) 349-5041 or email sustain@coastal.edu

Game Day Recycling

Athletics at Coastal Carolina University draw fans from throughout the campus and community.  We are so pleased to have you on campus.  We also see that our fans generate lots of items that can be recycled, so we have setup convenient ways to make sure those items stay out of the landfill.

For the Fans

Tailgate Recycling (for Football & Baseball) - Get your free recycling bags from the Green Team, who will pass out bags throughout the tailgate time prior to kick-off. Tailgate participants simply fill up their bags and leave them at their sites for the Green Team to pick-up later for recycling.

Stadium Recycling - Recycling doesn't stop at the gate, look for recycling bins throughout the stadium.  Make sure your programs, plastic bottles and cans make it into these and we will do the rest. 

For the Recycling Volunteers

Are you interested to GET INVOLVED and help the Green Team recycle during the tailgates and games? Here are the volunteer shifts available, please email sustain@coastal.edu to sign up.