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BCM - Baylor College of Medicine

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Resource Stewardship and Sustainability

What We Recycle

Currently the Resource Stewardship and Sustainability Program accepts the following items for recycling:

  • Plastics No. 1 and No. 2
  • Paper, cardboard and bagged shredded paper
  • Aluminum
  • Laboratory plastic made from No. 5 plastic

Our recycling vendors

BCM has contracted with exceptional vendors to handle recycling in a responsible and environmentally sound manner.

Metal: Rose Metal
Cardboard/paper and plastic: Waste Management
VWR International: Provides transportation assistance 

Recycling tips

Important things to remember before you recycle materials: 

  • Break down cardboard boxes.
  • Bag shredded paper.
  • Empty drinking containers.
  • We will not accept recycling in red or orange waste bags.
  • No plastic bags or grocery bags.
  • No straws.
  • No napkins.