If you’ve been following local news, you might know that as of October 1, 2019, Fairfax County no longer accepts glass bottles and jars in their curbside recycling program [source]. When you recycle glass on campus, please continue to deposit your glass items in the co-mingled container that accepts aluminum, plastics, glass, and steel. Mason’s wonderful Facilities Management team is aware of the changes and is in contact with Waste Management to discuss how this impacts our waste stream. We’ll be sure to keep you posted on all things sustainability, so check back soon!
Glass, Cans, Plastics – Please RINSE/ CLEAN before disposing
Aluminum food and beverage containers (MUST BE RINSED)
Glass food and beverage containers (brown, clear, or green – emptied is fine)
Steel cans (e.g., RINSED veggie or soup cans)
Plastics # 1-7 (yogurt containers, soda bottles, coffee cup lids, soda caps, plastic coffee cups)
View the acceptable materials for recycling on-campus here.