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Campus Sustainability


Recycling at KCC

You probably already know that recycling prevents pollution by reducing waste sent to landfills and incinerators and conserves natural resources and energy. Recycling is also creating jobs as more of us work together to protect the environment.


Recycling at KCC

Recycling at KCC

The new bins in the cafeteria make it easy for you to recycle at KCC.

Do your part by sorting your food waste. The new cafeteria bins offer four choices to sort your stuff: three of which will be recycled!


  • Soda cans
  • Water bottles
  • Food and drink containers, including milk, soup and juice boxes
  • Caps and lids
  • Plastic cups and bowls
  • Glass bottles and jars


  • Pages from your loose-leaf binder
  • Empty and dry paper cups
  • Paper of any color (staples are ok)
  • Soft-covered books
  • Hard-covered books after removing the cover
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • File folders
  • Envelopes
  • Lightly-soiled pizza boxes


  • Fruit and vegetable scraps, including peels, cores, rinds, and other scraps
  • Eggshells
  • Bread (fresh or stale), cooked or uncooked pasta, rice, and other grains
  • Used tea bags (without staples) and loose tea leaves
  • Nut shells
  • Crushed or chopped fruit pits
  • Unbleached paper towels and napkins
  • Cereal and snacks, including crackers


Everything else winds up in the landfill.

By using the new bins correctly, you can help take a big step towards a smaller footprint.

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