Sorting it right

Contamination is when an item is placed in the wrong stream. Be aware that sorting waste at home is different than on-campus - UW waste programs accept different items. Please consult the Cardboard sorting guide when you are unsure if an item can be placed into the Cardboard (yellow) stream.

New Cardboard receptacles have been set-up accross campus, currently you can drop-off your cardboard at receptacles in AL, DC, E7, EV3, HH, LIB, M3, MC, QNC, SLC, and STC. Otherwise, cardboard is to be broken down, flattened and placed beside any multi-stream receptacle.

Cardboard sorting guide