Recycling Center-Jared L. Cohon University Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Recycling Center

The Cohon University Center is proud to host a recycling center in the Green Room across from McConomy Auditorium.

Batteries are no longer accepted for recycling at the Information Desk. Consumer batteries should be recycled in the Green Room, in a clear tube next to the printer cartridge box.

Items accepted

  • Plastics #1-5 (PETE, HDPE, PVC, LDPE, PP)*
  • Glass (unbroken)*
  • Cans (aluminum and steel)
  • Transparencies
  • CDs & jewel cases
  • Unwaxed cardboard
  • Newsprint
  • Office paper (including envelopes, folders, and carbonless paper)
  • Consumer batteries
  • Printer cartridges (toner and ink)
  • Athletic shoes

*Lids may be recycled with bottles

Items not accepted

  • Plastics #6-7 (PS, Other)
  • Manila/kraft envelopes
  • Cellophane
  • Food wrappers
  • Food waste
  • Brown paper lunch bags
  • Pizza boxes
  • Polystyrene coffee cups
  • Soiled or wet paper
  • Carbon paper
  • Paper towels
  • Blueprints
  • Tissues