IMPORTANT MESSAGE:
In light of the most recent recommendations from the CDC to limit the size of all social and public gatherings, along with the Governor’s March 23 "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order for the State of Washington, the Viking Union will be closed to the public until further notice. For more details on this temporary closure of the Viking Union, and any other coronavirus related information, please visit WWU’s coronavirus resource site

Recycle Center

 

Are hot coffee cups recyclable?
No. If purchased on WWU campus, hot coffee cups are 100% compostable (including lids and sleeves) in the Food Plus containers or in compost bins in the campus cafés.
Are cold coffee cups recyclable?
No. If purchased on WWU campus, cold coffee cups are also 100% compostable in the Food Plus containers or in compost bins in the campus cafés.
Are pizza boxes recyclable?
Yes, but if they are food soiled please put them in the compost without plastic tables.
What types of plastic can I recycle?
All plastics labeled 1-6 are recyclable in Whatcom. 7 plastics bought on campus are compostable. Bottles, jugs, caps, cups, lids, jars, tubs, pails, and buckets are recyclable in the barrels labeled "aluminum, plastic, glass, tin." Plastic bags and Styrofoam, however, are NOT recyclable on campus. Instead, Styrofoam belongs in bins labeled "trash" or "landfill" rather than in recycle barrels, and reuse plastic bags or look for the bag recycling containers at grocery stores, instead of sending them to landfills.
Are personal hygiene products recyclable?
No. Q-tips, tissues, condoms, feminine products, and band-aids should be placed in bins labeled "trash" or "landfill" rather than in recycle barrels.
Where can I recycle batteries?
At the AS Bookstore front entrance, or at residence hall front desks.
What do I do with old electronics?
           
At the AS Bookstore front entrance, or in Recovery Drive barrels near your residence hall’s recycling depot at the end of each quarter.
How do I get involved? 
           
We are an on-campus job that hires through the AS job page. Positions are part time and run until graduation.