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Recycling at Angelo State


Angelo State University is committed to facilitating recycling on campus and partnering with the local community to promote environmental stewardship.

Colleges and universities must exercise leadership in their communities and throughout society by modeling ways to eliminate global warming emissions and by providing the knowledge and the educated graduates to achieve climate neutrality.

The American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment

Recycling can contribute significantly, both on an individual level and within broad collective efforts, to reduce our consumption. Consider, for example, these facts about recycling.

  • Campus Recycling

    Campus Recycling

    Please join in ASU’s efforts as “Blue and Gold Goes Green” to protect our environment and educate our students about their responsibility for the most precious resource of all – our planet.

    Angelo State University strives to proactively manage how it impacts the environment while responsibly managing the resources provided to the campus.

    We are committed to: 

    • Complying with sound environmental practices
    • Properly managing wastes and pollution
    • Managing our processes in a way that considers the environmental impact

    Small recycling containers, like the one depicted in the image above, are provided to departments to facilitate collecting recyclables in the workplace. Please email or call 325-942-2180 to request additional containers.

    • Adopt-A-Hallway

      Angelo State University is committed to providing an educational model for environmentally responsible stewardship of the campus and its resources. Environmental education and participation in campus programs are encouraged.

      ASU’s recycling initiative is an important first step in educating ASU students about their roles as environmental stewards and to that end, we are partnering with Student Organizations in the Adopt-A-Hallway program. Please see the list below depicting the organizations participating in this program and the hallway they have adopted.

      Building Organization
      Academic Building/1st Floor North Delta Zeta
      Academic Building/1st Floor South Delta Zeta
      Annex Building/West  
      Carr Education-Fine Arts Building  
      Cavness Science Building  
      Center for Human Performance UREC-Outdoor Adventures
      Hardeman Building  
      Math-Computer Science Building  
      Porter Henderson Library/1st Floor  
      Porter Henderson Library/3rd Floor  
      Rassman Building  
      University Center/1st Floor  
      University Clinic  
      Vincent Building Meats/Food Science, Block & Bridal Rams, Delta Tau Alpha, Ag Eco Student Association
      Vincent Building/2nd Floor Meats/Food Science, Block & Bridal Rams, Delta Tau Alpha, Ag Eco Student Association
    • Recyclables

      Recycling Paper

      Please place recyclable paper in the designated containers or bins. These are papers that can be recycled:

      Help the environment and recycle your textbooks.

      • Newspapers and inserts
      • Magazines
      • Catalogs
      • Phone books
      • Mail, cards, envelopes, etc.
      • Wrapping paper
      • Printing paper
      • Paper bags
      • Boxboard (thin cardboard, such as cereal boxes, soda cartons, etc.)

      These Papers Cannot Be Recycled:

      • Pizza boxes
      • Soiled or food-stained paper
      • Paper towels, facial or toilet tissue
      • Disposable paper plates and cups
      • Gift bags
      • Milk and juice cartons

      Shredded Paper

      You may recycle shredded paper if the paper met the recycling guidelines before it was shredded. Special attention is required when shredding sensitive documents which are typically defined as containing FERPA, financial, social security numbers or other personal information. The IRS standard for shredding sensitive information is 5/16 inch wide or smaller strips and recommends cross cut shredders for the best destruction method.

      Please put shredded paper into plastic bags before placing in a designated facility bin to prevent littering. If the bag is too large, place it near the bin, away from pedestrian passageways. You may submit a Waste Pick Up Request or email to schedule a pickup for large shredding jobs. 

      Recycling Plastic

      Please place recyclable plastic in the designated containers or bins.

      Only plastics with the numbers 1 & 2 are recyclable. Confirm the recycling number by looking on the bottom of the item before placing it in a container or bin.

      Types of plastic that can be recycled:

      • Water, soda, and juice bottles
      • Milk jugs
      • Shampoo, conditioner, and liquid soap bottles
      • Detergent, bleach, and cleaning fluid bottles
      • Margarine tubs and yogurt containers
      • Plastic bottles and lids
      • Plastic food and produce containers

      Rinse all food waste from recyclables before placing in recycling containers. 

      Types of plastic that cannot be recycled:

      • Plastics with the recycling numbers 3 – 7 such as Solo cups, plates, and utensils
      • Plastic bags and packaging
      • Styrofoam
      • Plastic Toys
      • Plastic containers with oil or other hazardous material

      Recycling Corrugated Cardboard

      What is corrugated cardboard?

      Corrugated cardboard is thick and has a wavy middle layer that is typically used to make moving and shipping boxes.

      Pizza boxes or any cardboard with food residue cannot be recycled.

      Corrugated cardboard should be placed in a designated facility bin or recycling dumpster.

      Recycling Aerosol Cans

      ASU has purchased an aerosol can crusher to recycle cans purchased with university funds. Please submit a Waste Pick Up Request for aerosol cans to be picked up or email to schedule a delivery.

    • Bin Locations

      Recycling Bins on campus at Angelo StatePaper and Plastic

      Bins have been strategically placed in the following campus facilities to collect paper and plastic recyclables.

      • Academic Building
        • North: First floor by stairwell
        • South: First floor by stairwell
      • Administration Building – First floor in hallway by Purchasing Office
      • Annex Buildings – Inside West Annex
      • Carr Education-Fine Arts Building – Central Spine in hallway by stairwell
      • Cavness Science Building – First floor in hallway by Room 103
      • Center for Human Performance – First floor in hallway by Main Offices
      • Central Receiving – Warehouse
      • Facilities Management Complex – Loading dock
      • Hardeman Building – Second floor in hallway by elevator
      • Houston Harte University Center – First floor, south entrance
      • Mathematics-Computer Science Building – First floor by northeast entrance
      • Porter Henderson Library
        • First Floor – Inside Loading Dock
        • Third Floor – Hallway by Freshman Honors
      • Rassman Building – First floor by main stairwell entrance
      • Reidy Building – Inside University Police Department
      • University Clinic – Near back door
      • Vincent Building
        • First Floor – Hallway by men’s restroom
        • Second Floor – Hallway by women’s restroom

      Recyclable Collection

      Recyclables are picked up weekly at most locations. To schedule an additional pick-up or to request a pick-up of other recyclables such as bulk quantities paper/books/magazines or batteries and bulbs, please submit a Waste Pick Up Request.

      Corrugated Cardboard

      Bins have been placed in the facilities listed below to collect corrugated cardboard and may be added to other locations on an as need basis. Departments may also take cardboard directly to a recycling dumpster.  (Please, no pizza boxes!)

      • Administration Building – First Floor in Hallway by Purchasing Office
      • Carr Education-Fine Arts Building – Central Spine in Hallway by Stairwell
      • Cavness Science Building – First Floor in Hallway by Room 103
      • Porter Henderson Library – Third Floor in Hallway by Freshman Honors

      Cardboard should always be flattened before placing in a bin or dumpster to prevent wasting space for other recyclables.

    • Dumpster Locations

      Recycling Container

      Dumpsters have been strategically placed throughout the campus to collect recyclables (remember: no Pizza boxes). Items such as paper, plastic, cardboard, tin, and aluminum may be comingled in all of the recycling dumpsters which are at the following locations:

      Auxiliary and E&G Facilities

      • Administrative Support Center – Southwest side of parking lot P-06
      • Carr Education-Fine Arts – North side of parking lot P-41 by the landfill dumpster
      • Cavness Science Building – Southwest side of parking lot P-38
      • Facilities Management Complex – North side of the complex yard
      • Food Service Center – North side of facility near the loading dock
      • Hardeman Student Services Center – Southwest side of parking lot P-04
      • Houston Harte University Center – Southwest side of facility near the loading dock
      • Junell Center – West side of the facility
      • Mathematics-Computer Science Building – South side of facility by the landfill dumpster
      • Porter Henderson Library – Northwest side of parking lot P-37 by the landfill dumpster
      • Vincent-NPS Building – Southeast side of parking lot P-11 by the landfill dumpster

      Residential Facilities

      • Centennial Village – Parking lot P-02 by the landfill dumpster
      • Vanderventer Apartments – Northwest side of complex by the trash compactor 
    • Technology Recyclables

      Technology Recyclables

      The Biology Department facilitates recycling of all HP toner cartridges, cell phones, iPods and many other items, and the proceeds go to the Angelo State Natural History Collections Endowment.

      Student volunteers pick these items up from the following locations:

      • Mayer Administration Building – First floor hallway near the vending machines
      • Porter Henderson Library – Third floor near elevator
      • Cavness Science Building – First floor hallway near Room 109
      • Mathematics-Computer Science Building – First floor breezeway, east side of building
      • Carr Education & Fine Arts Building – First floor central spine by stairwell

      Contact Bob Dowler in the Biology Department at 325-942-2189 to coordinate pickup of large quantities of recyclables.

    • Reduce Environmental Impact

      Things You Can Do

      • Report wasted energy and water. Contact Facilities Management at 325-942-2355 to report any water drips, sprinkler malfunctions or lights left on.
      • Reduce paper use. Do not print large quantities of web pages, report drafts, emails or class notes. Reuse bags, envelopes and scrap paper. Make double-sided copies and use route slips and electronic communication when possible.
      • Turn off lights when they are not in use. Buy fluorescent desk lamps and replacement bulbs instead of incandescent or halogen bulbs when possible. Turn off all lamps and overhead lights when not in use.
      • Turn off your computer monitor when not in your office or room. Turn off your computer when it is not in use. Just turning off your computer monitor when you leave your office or room helps! Buy energy efficient computer equipment with the Energy Star label when possible.
      • Buy products containing recycled materials. That way, we can recycle the products we buy, including the packaging.
      • Bike, walk, carpool or take the city bus. Biking and walking are great ways to get exercise! Carpooling or taking the city bus helps use less petroleum products and reduces car emissions.
      • Conserve water. When washing your hands, use only enough water to wet your hands and rinse off the soap. Turn off the faucet in between. Report any leaks or drips to Facilities Management for repair. Saving every drop of water helps! Don’t forget to turn the water off while brushing your teeth.
      • Regulate your own temperature. Dress appropriately for the season. Wear cool clothing in the summer and sweaters during winter instead of turning the thermostats up or down. Use energy wisely!
      • Avoid disposable products. Use a refillable mug. Reuse shopping bags (or buy canvas bags). Select products with reduced and recyclable packaging.
      • Recycle your used materials. Paper, cardboard and beverage containers can be placed in designated receptacles around the campus for recycling.

      Thank you for conserving resources and recycling at Angelo State University!

  • Community Recycling

    Community Recycling

    The central theme of Angelo State University’s Quality Enhancement Plan is to CONNECT the campus and community and seek to engage students, faculty, and staff on our campus with the local, regional, national, and global communities to enhance student learning and better serve those communities. One of the opportunities we have locally is community recycling.

    The City of San Angelo, in coordination with several community sponsors and businesses, implemented the annual Texas Recycles Day in November 2006. Angelo State began participating in 2012 by providing a collection point for citizens of the city and surrounding communities to drop-off electronic recyclables. The two-day event is coordinated by EHSRM and ASU staff and student volunteers assist with palletizing the recyclables and passing out brochures on environmental quality.

    Butts Recycling is located at 615 W. 11th Street and has information about acceptable recyclables and disposal requirements on its website.

    These local businesses also accept recyclables:

    • Home Depot, 4363 W. Houston Harte Expressway, accepts linear and circular florescent bulbs.
    • Lowe’s, 5301 Sherwood Way, accepts linear and circular florescent bulbs.
    • Best Buy, 4325 Sunset Drive, accepts printers and household batteries (9 volt, AA, etc.).
    • Shipping Point, 1300 W. Beauregard Ave., accepts packing materials.
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