“the starting point for a better world is the belief that it is possible.” —norman cousins, journalist, professor, and world peace advocate
Recycling is the easiest and most effective way to act in an eco-friendly manner. You can do your part for the earth every day simply by recycling your bottles, cans, paper, and other waste products.
Boston College has made it even easier for you by providing the proper waste receptacles in popular areas around campus.
Boston College has moved towards single-stream recycling, meaning that all recyclables — including glass, plastic, aluminum, paper, and cardboard — are placed into a single bin. Eliminating the need to sort the materials makes recycling more user friendly and increases recycling volume by 30%.
Did you know that you can recycle wire clothes hangers? Empty aerosol cans? Juice boxes? Boston College now has single-stream recycling in most of the dining halls and residence halls.
What better way to encourage recycling than through a friendly competition? Visit our Recycling Contests page to read about the contests.
more recycling information
Learn more about the Recycling Program at Boston College, including recycling in the residence halls, recycling videos, and other related links.
For information related to recycling in your community, please see our Community Resources page.