Physical Plant Services picks up recycling materials from collection points around campus. The collection points are outside the buildings. Students, faculty and staff are responsible for depositing appropriate recycling materials at the collection bins. Fort Lewis College participates in the Single Stream Program. Break down cardboard and tuck it beside the existing recycling stations and recycle all clean glass in the designated glass recycling bins. All other materials can be put into the bins labeled Single Stream Recycling. Please be sure to empty and rinse all containers. Here is a complete list of recyclable materials. Recycling that is contaminated with garbage or non-recyclable materials (e.g. plastic bags, liquids and food residues, etc.) will be emptied into the trash which defeats the purpose.
Collection points on campus are for Fort Lewis College use only. If you have personal recycling materials, there is a City of Durango Collection Station located on the south end of the Physical Plant parking lot (north end of campus across from the golf course).
The Physical Plant also has programs in place to recycle campus furnishings, asphalt work and irrigation water. The school's carbon footprint is also reduce through energy management and green energy.