Trash bins are located throughout all buildings on MICA's campus and within residential dorms. All trash should be placed in the correctly labeled trash bin. The trash bins should not contain anything that belongs in recycling, e-waste or compost.
What should be placed in the trash bin:
- All non-recyclable items
- Food waste
- Plastic bags
- Food wrappers/bags
Single Stream Recycling
Recycling bins are located throughout all buildings on MICA's campus, including residential dorms. When recycling plastic bottles, leave the cap on the bottle so they can be sorted correctly. Food can contaminate and make items non-recyclable. Break down cardboard and remove packaging material.
What should be placed in the recycling bin:
Composting is currently available in the Meyerhoff House trash rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Compost can be disposed of in the green bins at the back of the trash rooms. Compost can be reused as fertilizer and soil amendment, and is more beneficial for plants because it helps retain water and nutrients. Including incorrect materials can ruin the whole compost pile, and would then have to be sent to a landfill.
What should be composted:
Blue e-waste containers are located in most academic and residential buildings on the MICA campus. E-waste contain chemicals that be harmful if disposed of incorrectly, and can cause harm to humans and animals, especially those containing carcinogens. When disposed of correctly, steel, aluminum, copper, plastic and precious metals can be extracted and reused in new products!
What can be placed in e-waste bins:
Below are the signs that are used on MICA recycling and trash bins. Please read to learn more information on what should be placed in each bin.