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Plastic Film

Lehigh collects and recycles plastic film. Lehigh University partners with Giant Food Stores and the Trex Company to recycle plastic film generated on Lehigh's campuses. The plastic film that is collected is recycled by Trex and turned into alternative lumber, decking, and furniture.  Plastic film must be collected separately from Lehigh’s single stream recycling system.  If plastic film is placed in the blue single stream recycling bins, it will cause expensive and inconvenient machine clogging at the recycling facility.  For this reason, all plastic film must be collected and recycled separately.  Plastic film must be clean, dry, and free of food residue to be recycled.  If your plastic film does not meet this criteria, please place it in the trash bin.

Where Do I Recycle Plastic Film?

  • STEPS Concourse (across from the waterfall courtyard)

  • Rauch Business Center (2nd floor in the cafe/lounge area)

  • Linderman Library (on the left as you enter the library)

  • Lamberton Hall (in the Great Room)

  • University Center (next to an entrance to Lower Cort on the first floor)

  • EWFM Library

  • 3rd and New St., kitchen

  • Iacocca Hall

  • Coxe Hall


What is Considered Plastic Film?

Download a copy of our plastic film poster.










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