Trash and Recycling

Trash and recycling bins are distributed throughout the residence halls, except at HCA where recycling and trash dumpsters are located outside. Students should familiarize themselves with their location and are expected to remove and properly dispose of trash, garbage and recyclables on a regular basis in order to avoid creating health and safety hazards and to avoid attracting rodents. Students living at HCA should bag their trash in plastic bags and tightly seal it before placing the trash in the outside dumpsters.  Further details about recycling can be found on the Office of Residential Life and Facilities Management Offices websites.

In the North Dorms, the trash and recycling bins will now be located in the cubby area of each suite.

Recycling Information  (

Currently, you can recycle the following materials in the recycling bins at Haverford:

  • newspaper
  • cardboard
  • paperboard
  • office paper (all colors, staples are fine)
  • magazines
  • catalogs
  • telephone books
  • envelopes (plastic/wax paper windows are fine)
  • books (paper only — please remove hard covers/binders)
  • aluminum cans
  • glass bottles, cans (green, brown, clear)
  • metal cans
  • plastics 1-7

Please do not recycle any of the following:

Putting these in recycling bins will cause contamination and may cause all of the bin’s contents to be thrown away.

  • no pizza boxes
  • no glass cups
  • no aluminum foil
  • no light bulbs
  • no blue glass
  • no aerosol cans
  • no take out containers
  • no waxed cartons

Thank you for recycling at Haverford!

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Last modified: September 1, 2013