Recycling-Sustainability Program

Gardner-Webb University encourages all faculty, staff and students to participate in our campus recycling programs and to be aware of our environment and the impact each individual has in preserving our natural resources for future generations.

Single-Stream Recycling containers has been available in individual office areas with trash cans available in common areas since Spring 2014.

Single-Stream recycling allows recyclables to be collected in the same container for ease and convenience.

Do the Right Thing. Recycle.

Acceptable single-stream recyclables include:

  • Magazines
  • Office Paper
  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Newspapers
  • Junk Mail
  • Paper Cardboard, Dairy and Juice Containers
  • Phone Books
  • Paperboard
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Tin or Steel Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Glass Bottles and Jars
  • Plastic Bottles and Containers
Do not include:
  • Food Waste
  • Plastic Bags
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Foam Cups or Containers

*In the event these items are included in the recycling container, a note will be left by the Operations Staff to remove them before their next visit.

Fluorescence Bulbs and Ballast

Gardner-Webb is in the process of replacing all fluorescence bulbs with energy efficient and environmentally friendly bulbs that do not contain mercury. The ballast and bulbs are being recycled according to EPA regulations. Please contact Operations 704-406-4330 for burned out bulbs in your area.

Electronic Equipment

Computers, printers, and media equipment can be recycled by requesting a work order for pick up via Operations 704-406-4330.

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Confidential Papers

Confidential documents can be recycled through a local vendor, ProShred.  ProShred will be make quarterly visits to campus and will be available at designated times and locations.

Environmental Information

Cleaning Chemicals

The housekeeping department is using green certified cleaning products. Switching from traditional cleaning products to biodegradable, low toxicity or otherwise less harmful products can drastically improve the environmental profile of routine cleaning activities without sacrificing cleaning effectiveness.

RCRA Regulations

RCRA is the resource conservation and recovery act. This law was enacted in 1976 to put regulations on the handling and disposal of different types of waste. The primary goal of RCRA is to protect human health and the environment from the hazards of improper waste management. Gardner-Webb is committed to comply with this law.

Please contact Ann Dellinger with any observations, questions, or concerns regarding disposal of solid and hazardous waste on campus.