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Recycling Guidelines

Transylvania’s recycling program follows the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government guidelines, available at lfucg.com. The blue recycling bins in residence halls are for the following items, and are not for general garbage.

  • Paper Products
    • Boxboard  (cereal, cracker, cake mix, spaghetti boxes with lining removed)
    • Brown paper bags
    • Catalogs
    • Pizza boxes
    • Corrugated cardboard (remove any packing material)
    • Magazines
    • Newspapers, with inserts
    • Office and school papers
    • Phone books
    • Unwanted mail, fliers, and door hangers
  • Cans
    • Aerosol (empty only)
    • Aluminum cans
    • Steel food cans (please rinse, labels can stay on)
  • Plastic
    • Bottles and jugs made of #1 or #2 plastic only (soda, milk, water, juice, detergent, bleach, fabric softener)
  • Glass
    • Clear
    • Brown
    • Green
    • Blue

Transylvania partners with TerraCycle, a company that collects items that are normally landfill-bound. TerraCycle makes a variety of products out of this “trash” and pays Transylvania for each item collected. This income supports our battery recycling program. Items TerraCycle accepts are:

  • Candy wrappers (Mars/Wrigley and Cadbury)
    • Skittles
    • M&Ms
    • Swedish fish
    • Twix
    • Snickers
    • Sour Patch Kids
    • Etc.
  • Cookie wrappers (Nabisco and Keebler)
    • Chips Ahoy
    • Oreos
    • Etc.
  • Chip bags
    • Lays
    • Doritos
    • Cheetos
    • Fritos
  • Energy bar wrappers
    • Clif Bar
    • Odwalla
  • Gum wrappers (ALL wrapping - blister packs, individual wrappers, cellophane wrapper, packages, etc.)
    • Trident
    • Dentyne
    • Stride
    • Bubblicious
  • Writing instruments
    • PaperMate
    • Sharpie
  • Colgate waste
    • Toothbrushes
    • Empty toothpaste tubes
    • Packaging for toothbrushes & toothpaste
  • Cheese packaging
    • Kraft singles
    • Kraft string cheese
    • Polly-O string cheese
    • Philadelphia cream cheese
    • Kraft natural cheese
    • Cracker Barrel cheese
    • Velveeta
    • Kraft grated parmesan
    • Athenos
    • Breakston’s
    • Knudsen
  • Scotch brand tape dispensers
  • Elmer’s glue waste
    • Sticks
    • Bottles
  • Starbucks coffee bags
  • CapriSun and HonestKids drink pouches
  • Stoneyfield yogurt cups (NOTE: these are NOT recyclable in the blue bins)