University Facilities

Why Recycle?

Why RecycleClemson Recycling Services and Solid Green are all about taking pride in Clemson's campus, taking responsibility for keeping it clean and taking action to help sustain the environment. We hope that you will be too!

Just follow the simple instructions on how and where to recycle on campus, and help keep Clemson Solid Green!

Did you know?

It takes a long time for certain materials to decompose in the landfill. Take a look at some stats:

  • Paper: A few months to two years.
  • Orange Peel: Six months to two years.
  • Milk carton: Five years
  • Filter-tip cigarette: 10 to 12 years
  • Plastic bag: A few years to 20 years or longer
  • Plastic container: A few to 80 years
  • Disposable diaper: Up to 75 years
  • Tin can: 100 years
  • Aluminum can: 200 to 500 years
  • Glass: Forever