Trash bins aren’t magical portals that make waste vanish – there are many systems at play in the disposal process. Click below to learn more about different types of waste streams.

Yale’s recycling is Single Stream, meaning all recyclables can go in one bin – but our facilities CANNOT take Styrofoam or plastic bags.

How You Can Contribute

  • Switch some common disposable items for reusable alternatives at home and at the office. Water bottles and a few cloth bags will go a long way.
  • Re-familiarize yourself with what’s in and what’s out for Yale’s Single Stream recycling. Even in places as close as Milford, there are some differences.
  • Ask your grocers if they recycle plastic bags for those occasions when you forget your totes. (Which you have, right?)
  • Share our printable posters with your colleagues.

Additional Resources