Zero Waste Mason

Dispose of your waste appropriately to make Mason even more sustainable! 

Your actions accelerate the university towards its Zero Waste goal: diverting 90% (or more) of all waste items away from the trash through reuse, recycling, and composting. 

Explore each of Mason’s waste streams to know how you can appropriately dispose of your waste. 

 

University-Wide Waste Streams: 

CANS AND BOTTLES

PAPER

TRASH

Drop-Off Only Waste Streams:

CARDBOARD

COMPOST

GLASS BOTTLES & JARS (JANUARY 2024)

GLASS BOTTLES & JARS

Glass is NO longer accepted in Mason’s Cans and Bottles recycling bins.  

  • Starting in January 2024, Mason Patriots can ONLY recycle glass bottles and jars at pilot drop-off trailers on the Fairfax Campus.
  • If you are not able to bring glass bottles and jars to a purple drop-off location, place all glass in campus Trash bins instead. 

Cleaned and emptied: 

  • Glass bottles
  • Glass jars 

- Lids and labels are fine. 

- All colors of glass bottles and jars are accepted.

- NO glass cups, broken glass, painted glass, ceramics, mirrors, or other misc. glass items.

- NO lightbulbs, lamps or other hazardous glass items. 

- NO plastic and paper bags or anything you use to transport glass bottles and jars for drop-off.

- NO food or drink liquids! 

LDPE PLASTIC FILM

Hazardous Waste Streams: 

ELECTRONICS WASTE

UNIVERSAL WASTE

DONATION AND REDISTRIBUTION