Recycling 101: A quick guide

With students, faculty, and staff coming from all over the city, country, and world, knowing what to recycle can be confusing. St. Edward’s University recently partnered with Waste Management to handle all of our campus’ waste and recycling and it’s the perfect time to brush up on your recycling know how.

In our new weekly series, we’re highlighting what you can and can’t recycle and tackling those tough items like paper coffee cups (spoiler – you can’t recycle them since they are contaminated with food waste). This week, learn about the most common items that you can and cannot recycle.

Stay tuned for more from our recycling series each week. If you have any recycling, trash, or waste management questions, send an email to