Lehigh is implementing innovative trash and recycling operational changes. Recently, LU Facilities deployed 27 sets of Bigbelly solar compacting trash and recycling bins. These bins hold more than a traditional bin and send a notification when they are full. These changes are increasing efficiency, improving our waste diversion rate, saving money, and building a campus community for the 21st century!
Where Do I Recycle?
Recycling: Please use the designated blue bins labeled with a "recycling" sign in your building
Recycling: Please use the designated blue bins labeled with a "recycling" sign in each waste closet in residence halls or outside the hall/house by the toters.
Recycling: Please use the designated black metal recycling bins, labeled "recycling", and the Bigbelly solar compacting recycling bins, labeled "recycling" that can be found throughout Lehigh's campus.
What is Recyclable?
Global shifts in recycling markets have put pressure on domestic facilities to reduce contamination in the recycling stream. Contamination means incorrectly sorted, dirty and/or partially full items. As a result, Lehigh has refocused its recycling efforts on items that are guaranteed to be accepted at recycling facilities.
ONLY THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THE BLUE RECYCLING BINS WHEN CLEAN AND EMPTY:
Plastic Beverage Bottles (no caps)
Cardboard can be placed next to recycling bins. Plastic bags should not be placed in the blue recycling bins.
Download a copy of our recycling poster.
Are you looking for advertising space to target the Lehigh community? Check out the advertising options on the Big Belly trash and recycling bins in Farrington Square!
To request a trash or recycling bin, you may put in a work order.