At AUS, we are committed to caring for our environment. As part of this, we have partnered with Bee’ah, the local waste management company, to launch a comprehensive faculty housing recycling program. Here you can find useful information on how to participate and contribute to AUS’ recycling mission.
Your home should be equipped with two waste bins: one for recycling items and one for general waste items. AUS Sustainability will provide you with bin labels to clearly differentiate the waste and recycling bins in your household. In addition to the household bins, there are blue and green dumpsters (waste containers) located in every housing block. Recycling items go into blue dumpsters, general waste items go into green dumpsters.
The following items can be recycled and should be placed in the recycling bin in your house and in the blue dumpster on your street:
Recycling Tip: Recycling items should be clean of organic waste as otherwise they cannot be recycled. Please empty and rinse all metal/glass/plastic containers before placing them in the recycling bin. Also, please ensure that paper and cardboard are dry and clean. Once contaminated with organic matter (such as grease), paper and cardboard can no longer be recycled. Remember that your recycling, if done correctly, should not smell.
There are many different types of plastics. Unfortunately, only #1 and #2 plastics are suitable for recycling. You can find the plastic number on the bottom of most plastic bottles and containers. Plastic items that show a number other than #1 or #2 cannot be recycled and should be placed in the general waste bin (the green dumpster) on the street. If you cannot find a number, then the item also belongs in the general waste bin.
The following items cannot be recycled and should be placed in the general waste bin in your house and then the green dumpster on your street:
Recycling Tip: If you are unsure about whether an item belongs in the recycling or the general waste bin, it is best to place it in the general waste bin.