Recycling and Composting at ASC


At Agnes, we use single stream recycling, which means that all you have to do is put recyclable items into one bin. No sorting required.

Recyclable items include:

·      Plastics #1-7

·      Paper products including magazines and newspaper

·      Aluminum cans

·      Glass

·      Plastic bags and wrapping

·      Styrofoam #6 only

Where can you recycle items? Any bin with a blue bag is for recycling and they are located across campus.   


There are composting bins located throughout campus in the dining halls, residence halls, and at special events. Composting allows to reduce the amount of waste that is sent to the landfill. 

Compostable items include:

·      All foods such as meat, bone, dairy, poultry, fish produce, breads, pastas, tofu, flowers, tea bags, and coffee grounds.

·      Any waxed paper products such as the to go cups in Evans, since the wax coating cannot be recycled.

·      Used paper pates and napkins

So why does it matter? Recycling and composting reduces the amount of waste that is sent to the landfill and helps Agnes reach its goal of being climate neutral by reducing our carbon footprint.

Decatur Electronics Recycling

Decatur's Electronics Recycling Day is nearly upon us!


Who: You! (or anyone equally as enthusiastic or even mildly interested in recycling)

What: Recycling for almost all electronics and batteries. For a complete list check out the website at

When: October 29, 2011, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Decatur High School Parking lot (corner of McDonough and Howard)

Why (the most important part): Electronics often have potentially hazardous materials (lead, mercury, etc.), making them some of the most important items to keep out of a landfill.


We will take a small volume of small electronics over from the sustainability office should you need help transporting any smaller items. Don’t hang out in Decatur on Saturday mornings? I can also help you locate electronics recycling in your area. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email!