Recycling at CCU
Recycling is the foundation of sustainability at Coastal Carolina University. Sustain Coastal provides many opportunities to recycle throughout campus, in the residence halls, and during on-campus events. Our recycling efforts continue to grow with our campus; we work hard every day to divert materials from the landfill and reduce our environmental impact on campus and in our local community.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (843) 349-6954 for all your recycling and waste reduction needs at Coastal Carolina University.
For special requests for recycling, such as on-campus events, staff and faculty clean-outs, please complete a Facilities Work Request.
WHAT can I recycle at CCU?
- Mixed Paper (newspaper, magazines, paper (shredded paper must be in clear bags), junk mail, catalogs, phone books, text books)
- Cardboard (corrugated cardboard,snack boxes, cereal boxes)
- Plastic Bottles and Jugs (leave lids on)
- Metal and Aluminum Cans
- Glass Bottles and Jars
- Empty Ink Cartridges (all sizes, brands)
- Used Batteries (alkaline, lead-acid)
- Place a piece of non-conductive tape, such as electrical tape, Scotch tape, duct tape, etc., over the ends to prevent any current transfer. You can also bag each battery individually in a Ziploc-type plastic bag instead of taping the ends.
- Store the batteries in a Ziploc-type plastic bag or cardboard container so that electricity is not conducted in case there is a spark.
- Remove batteries from electronics. Dead laptops must be recycled separately from dead laptop batteries. This is not required for small electronics such as cellphones or iPods, which can be accepted by most battery recyclers.
- Cover the terminals with non-conductive tape, such as electrical tape, Scotch tape, duct tape, etc.
- Techno Trash (used ink cartridges, computers, computer parts and accessories, cell phones, CDs, floppy disks, VHS tapes)
- Plastic Bag and Film (Lib Jackson Student Union and select department locations only)
- Pizza Boxes (HTC Center only)
- Tennis Shoes (HTC Center only)
- Aerosol Cans (select department locations only)
HOW do I get a recycling bin?
Students can pick up a free teal recycling bin from CHANT411 in the Lib Jackson Student Union. Faculty and staff can request a Mini-Bin (consists of a teal recycling bin and a small black trash bin) by emailing email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, if you can't find a recycling location.
WHERE can I recycle on main campus and in University Place?
CCU has twelve (12) outdoor locations available!
- East Campus - large green recycling container, located at the Coastal Science Center, across from the tennis complex
- Gardens - green recycyling container, next to the trash dumpster
- The Woods (Maple and Palmetto) - green recycling container, next to the trash dumpsters
- Tradition Hall - green recycling container next to the trash dumpsters
- Chanticleer Hall - green recycling container next to the trash dumpsters
- Pat Singleton-Young Hall - green recycling container, next to the trash dumpsters
- DeCenzo Hall (formerly Teal Hall) - green recycling container, next to the trash dumpsters
- University Place (Piedmont- close to 1085 and 1065) - green recycling container, located next to the trash dumpster
- University Place (Sandhills- close to to 130 and 138) - green recycling container, next to the trash dumpster
- University Place (Blue Ridge- close to 1015 and 995) - green recycling container, next to the trash dumpster
- University Place (Low Country- close to 228) - green recycling container, next to the trash dumpster
- University Place (Grand Strand - close to 108) - green recycling container, next to trash compactor
Recycling Amounts (total tonnage for all commodities, including C&D debris):
- 2010-2011: 195 tons
- 2011-2012: 492 tons
- 2012-2013: 1,309 tons
- 2013-2014: 540 tons
- 2014-2015: 2,086 tons
- 2015-2016: 1,281 tons
- 2016-2017: 472 tons
- 2017-2018: 544 tons
- 2018-2019: 571 tons
- 2019-2020: 310 tons