Facilities Engineering



Seton Hall University participates in Single-Stream Recycling in partnership with South Orange. A list of South Orange’s accepted Single-Stream items can be found here.

SINGLE-STREAM recycling means:

Recyclable materials are not sorted on campus. They are co-mingled and placed in the same collection bin and hauled away together.

Bins that collect recyclables are marked for recyclables and lined with clear plastic bags. These bags are removed daily and collected by Facilities Engineering and Housekeeping. Items that are not recyclable are considered trash and are collected in different bins with black plastic bags and thrown away separately.

Bins for recyclables and trash can be found throughout campus.

What we recycle on campus:

  • Plastics: food and beverage containers (water bottles, soda bottles, cups, plates) 
  • Paper: all paper, newspapers and inserts, magazines and catalogs, cardboard 
  • Pizza boxes: food containers with no food or oil residue inside (empty scraps into trash) 
  • Styrofoam: food and beverage containers with no residue inside (rinse them) 
  • Aluminum: food and beverage containers, aluminum foil 
  • Glass: food and beverage containers

Do NOT place the following items in the recyclables containers: 

  • Food waste 
  • Pizza boxes that are oily or have food in them 
  • Paper with glue: labels, stickers or adhesive backed paper 
  • Styrofoam packing material (peanuts, etc.) 
  • Light bulbs, batteries, mirrors, windows, wire, electronics 
  • Needles, syringes, hazardous waste 
  • K Cups

If a recyclable container is contaminated with trash items, then that bin will not be able to be recycled and will end up as trash.

Seton Hall recycles, on average, a half ton per month of plastic, paper, metal, and glass.

South Orange Disposal picks up the co-mingled recyclables and properly sorts and processes them.

Two small steps that will make a BIG difference:

  1. Use refillable water bottles.
    Result: Reduce the number of plastic bottles that need to be recycled. 
  2. Place garbage in the trash containers, NOT in the recycling containers.
    Result: Reduce cross-contamination and increase the amount that Seton Hall recycles every month.


Effective Date

September 1, 2017

Contact Us

Facilities Engineering
(973) 761-9454
Public Safety Building

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