For Physical Plant
Administrative Assistance
:
Ph:  (540) 464-7358
Fax:  (540) 464-7682

Physical Plant
Virginia Military Institute
110 Hines Lane
Lexington, VA  24450

Physical Plant Help Desk
Ph:  (540) 464-7357

What to Recycle

separated wasteMixed Paper – all in the same container

YES

  • Office paper
  • Newspaper
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Junk mail
  • Dry food boxes
  • Tape, staples and plastic windows are okay

NO

  • Waxed drink cartons
  • Disposable cups
  • Sugar packets
  • Tissues
  • Paper towels
  • Napkins
  • Paper plates
  1. Place all mixed paper in a green bin, or red or yellow canvas bag.
  2. Shredded Paper: collect shredded paper in a separate clear plastic bag.

Cardboard

YES

  • Broken-down corrugated cardboard of any weight
  • Pizza boxes; some staining okay
  • Tape and staples are okay

 NO

  • Food
  •  Packing materials
  1. Discard or recycle packing materials as appropriate.
  2. Flatten boxes and stack at your nearest recycling station.

Bottles & Cans – all in the same container

YES

  • Plastic bottles
  • Rigid plastic food containers, please scrape or rinse away food (“spoon clean” is okay)
  • Aluminum cans, foil and trays
  • Tin cans
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • All colors of glass bottles and jars

NO

  • Caps or lids
  • Liquids
  • Food
  • Plastic bags or wrappers
  • Plastic utensils
  • Styrofoam
  • Waxed cartons
  • Disposable coffee cups
  1. Remove lids or caps and place in landfill trash
  2. Scrape or rinse away food (“spoon clean” is okay)
  3. Place all containers in a blue bin or a clear plastic bag

Batteries

  • All types are accepted
  • Set up a collection box in your office
  • When it is full, call Physical Plant to arrange a pick-up

Ink and Toner Cartridges

  • All types are accepted
  • Set up a collection box in your office
  • When it is full, call Physical Plant to arrange a pick-up