What type of material does Longwood recycle?

Detailed List of Recyclable Material (PDF)

  • Paper
  • Plastics #1-7
  • Aluminum
  • Cardboard
  • Newspaper/Magazines

Can I bring my recyclable material from home?

If you would like to bring recyclable material from home, the Recycling Center is located beside Printing Services. Please place all recyclable material brought from home in the designated recycling bins. The Recycling Center is designed to prevent individual recycling bins from filling too quickly as a result of material being brought from home.


What do I do if the recycling bins in my area are full?

If the recycling bins in your area are full, put in a work order to have the containers emptied.


Does Longwood recycle plastic grocery bags?

No, we do not recycle plastic bags; plastic bags deposited in the recycling bins will be thrown away. Plastic bags gum up and damage the machinery used to compact the plastic material.

Food Lion and Walmart accept plastic bags for recycling.


Where can I recycle cardboard?

Breakdown all cardboard boxes and leave them next to your trash receptacle or nearest recycling bin.


Does Longwood recycle StyrofoamTM and packing material?

No, we do not recycle StyrofoamTM or any type of packing material including StyrofoamTM, StyrofoamTMpeanuts, flexible packing foam, bubble wrap or air bags.  

Midtown Mailboxes accepts clean packing material for reuse.


Does Longwood recycle textbooks?

We do not recycle hardback books or textbooks of any kind; state-owned hardback books or textbooks should be declared surplus.

The internet provides a multitude of outlets for recycling textbooks, such as the Freecycle NetworkBooks for Africa and Textbook Recycling.

Check with your local library.


What should not be placed in the recycling bins?

If a recycling bin is designated for a specific material, please do not place any other type of material in the recycling bin. For example, please do not put cardboard in a recycling bin designated for plastic. It does not all end up in the same location; each type of material (paper, plastics #1-7, cardboard, aluminum and newspaper/magazines) must be processed separately.

Please do not place trash in the recycling bins; this includes containers filled with tobacco spit, fast-food drink containers or any other item that would otherwise be considered trash.