Recycling on Campus

On Campus

Roanoke College offers both Single Stream and Multiple Stream Recycling.

Single Stream Recycling

Recyclables sorted at a facility

Single Stream Includes Clean:

Single Stream Does NOT include:

Flattened Cardboard Greasy Pizza Boxes
Paper Food Waste
Newspaper and Magazines Greasy Cavern Paper Food Bags
Plastic Bottles Large and Irregular Plastic Items
Glass Bottles Broken Glass
Tin and Steel Cans Large Metal Items
Aluminum Cans Batteries or Electronics
Plastics #1 and #2 Plastic bags (Take to Kroger Please)

Waste Management Single Stream Dumpster Electric Vehicle reading "Maroons Go Green"

Recycling Schedule

Student leaders pick up Recycling

Roanoke College has and extraordinary student staff who runs the recycling program!

Monday and Tuesday: Academic and Administrative Buildings

Wednesday and Thursday: Residence Halls

Friday and the Weekend: Special Pickups and Events

Outdoor Recycling Container

Outdoor Recycling Containers get picked up as needed but checked every run!

Multiple Stream Recycling

Recyclables you sort

What to Recycle?


Plastics (#1 & #2 only) Chesapeake Hall parking lot
Aluminum Chesapeake Hall parking lot
Cardboard upper Olin Hall parking lot
Newspapers Housekeeping will collect newspapers from your office to take to an offsite recycling location.


Large recycling receptacle Trash cans behind Chesapeake
Upper Olin lot Chesapeake lot

In Residence Halls

If you live in a residence hall, then you can recycle all of the above items in your residence hall.

Where to recycle?
You will find the nearest recycling station in one of the following locations on your floor: Trash Room, Lounge, Restroom, or Kitchen.

How to recycle?

  • Place only the proper materials in the correct bin for each material (see posters at recycling stations). Make sure cans and bottles are empty.
  • Fold down corrugated cardboard flat, so they can be neatly stacked. Corrugated cardboard and newspapers can be laid on the floor, in separate stacks, next to the bins.