Carnegie Mellon University

Recycling Room

The Cohon Center is offers a recycling center as a resource for the entire university community. It's located in the green room across from McConomy Auditorium.

Recyclable Items

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

*Lids may be recycled with bottles

Non-recyclable Items

  • 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

The Recycling Room accepts:

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