Recycling on Campus

Recycling Has Been Suspended

Unfortunately, the recycling facility in Southeast Texas has been closed so Lamar is no longer able to recycle except for the items listed below.  We are working on a plan to bring recycling back, but for now it is not necessary to separate trash and recycling. 

Books

All books can be donated to Barnes & Noble for donation to Better World Books. 

E-waste and Batteries

Look for special e-waste bins for earbuds, cords, CDs, batteries, and other small electronic waste. These can be found in the Library and in the Setzer Center.

Toner & Print Cartridges

All toner and print cartridges can be recycled by placing them in the bins at the post office.  If they have any return labels, please drop those off, too.  

ABS and PLA plastics for 3-D printers

Many of the 3-D printers on campus have bins for recycling ABS and PLA plastics. 

Dr. Zhu's (Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering) lab, has built a filament extruder that will allow us to melt and rebuild filaments from this plastic waste.

Paper

Employees can recycle paper by placing it in the shred-it bins.