USF Recycles

Food is not recyclable and neither are Pizza Boxes.
Both of these items belong in the compost.
Pizza boxes are not recyclable because grease from the pizza makes the cardboard box soggy.

Styrofoam is also not a recyclable item.
Styrofoam and packing peanuts belong in the trash so… your cup of noodles doesn’t belong in the recycling bin.

Lastly, we briefly want to let you all know that all cardboard boxes need to be broken down!!!

Meaning: Jump on your box to flatten it (take out your aggression on the box) or you can pull off or cut the tape and fold the box flat.

This would be very much appreciated if you were able to take these few things into consideration the next time you are going the throw something in the recycling, compost, or trash.

Facts On Energy                                                        USF Recycling History

Facts On Paper                                                 The Recycling Program at a Glance

Facts On Metals                                                                       Recycling

Facts On Glass and Plastic                                      Paper and Cardboard

Facts on Water                                                          Plastic, Glass and Metals

Facts on the Others…


2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Elyssa Bairstow  |  October 20, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    Hello, since composting is now required by law in San Francisco, I am wondering why there are not compost bins in our dormitories?!

    • 2. usfunplugged  |  October 20, 2009 at 9:38 PM

      Hello Elyssa,

      That is a great question and thanks for your interest. Right now we have started composting in Hayes-Healy and Loyola Village. We currently purchased a composting compactor which will allow us to expand composting to the rest of the dormitories starting on the 1st of the new year. Once the compactor is electrically put together and fully functioning we will expand to Lone Mountain, Phelan, Pedro Arrupe, Gillson, and Fromm. If you want to find out more on the compactor go to


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