Q: I see the recycling and the trash picked up by the same truck, so why should I separate if it all ends up going to the same place anyway?

A: The same truck picks up both trash and recycling, but it does not go to the same place. Once the truck picks up all of the trash and recycling, it is brought to the Campus Recycling Center, were the bags are sorted and put in to the proper receptacles.

Q: Why does Facilities use clear trash bags?

A: Clear bags allow the Facilities staff to accurately and quickly identify the contents of the bag. This is invaluable in our efforts to keep the recyclable materials separated from the trash.

Q: What happens if general waste accidentally gets mixed in with recyclable material?

A: When trash is mixed with the recyclable materials it is considered contaminated and will not be recycled. This emphasizes the importance of the initial separation in the dormitories and the offices by the Drew Community

Q: Whom do I contact if I need a recycling container or mine has been damaged?

A: If you do not have a recycling container or need a new one because your has been damaged in some way, call x3510.  The Service Response Center will be happy to help you out.

Q: Whom do I contact if I have questions, comments, or suggestions about the recycling program?

A: If you have any great ideas about how to improve the recycling program or have questions about the current program, please call x3510.