Goshen College is committed to recycling.
Single Stream Recycling
In partnership with Borden Wasteaway Group, Goshen College offers single-stream recycling through the campus both indoors and outdoors. Single stream recycling means that it is not necessary to separate the different recycled materials, which makes it easier to recycle.
Generally all plastics, glass bottles, aluminum, paper and cardboard can be recycled. Large cardboard boxes should be flattened.
The challenge is to understand what should NOT be recycled. This varies depending on what the recycling company is prepared to manage. Here at Goshen College, we should follow Borden’s guidelines . Contamination is the worst deterrent to effective recycling, so it is important to follow these instructions.
The Dirty Dozen are the items that should not be recycled in the campus single-stream recycling containers.
In Indiana it is illegal to dispose of electronic devices in the traditional waste stream. Goshen College currently sends all of its e-waste to ADEC Industries in Elkhart. ADEC’s recycling program provides meaningful employment for community members with disabilities. The collection point on campus is just inside the northeast entrance to the Union Building. Note that old CRT televisions and monitors are not accepted here and must be taken to the Elkhart County landfill for proper disposal. Personal e-waste is welcome as long as it does not include CRT televisions and monitors.
Ink and Toner Cartridges
Printer cartridges are collected and recycled. The collection point is in the Union Building in the closet located across from the campus mailboxes. Personal printer cartridges are welcome.
All aerosol cans used at Goshen College should be recycled properly by bringing them to the Physical Plant during normal business hours. They should not be put into the standard recycling bins or waste baskets. At this point, the college is not able to recycle aerosol cans that are not used on campus.
Rechargeable batteries should be recycled. They should be brought to the Physical Plant during normal business hours. They should not be put into the standard recycling bins or waste baskets.
At this time, alkaline (one-time use, non-rechargeable) batteries cannot be recycled. They should be disposed in the standard waste stream. For devices that rely heavily on battery use, you should consider changing to rechargeable batteries to avoid the overuse of alkaline batteries.
Fluorescent and HID lightbulbs
Goshen College recycles all fluorescent and HID lightbulbs used on campus. Standard incandescent bulbs should be disposed in the standard waste stream. Goshen College cannot accept personal bulbs from off campus for disposal.
Scrap Metal and large appliances
Contact the Physical Plant office to discuss proper recycling of metal and larger appliances.
Most routine office paper should be recycled in the single-stream system. Sensitive or confidential documents can be brought the ground floor of the Administration Building to be shredded and recycled properly. Loose shredded paper should not be included in regular recycling.