Sustainability is BIG at Humber.

There's just so much going on!  On this page we share more detailed information about some of the areas we get the most questions about recycling, waste, transportation and energy conservation on campus. What else about campus sustainability would you like to learn more about? Let us know.  ALMOST EVERYTHING IS RECYCLABLE! Everyone can help Humber reduce our waste and divert material from landfills. Please use campus recycling bins to sort your waste.

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If you have any questions or can't find information about something to recycle on the website, please contact us.

The college has internal diversion programs for:

  • Ink Toner and Cartridges

  • Batteries and Electronics

  • Pens, Pencils & Markers

  • Old Corrugated Cardboard (OCC)

  • Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

  • Confidential Paper

  • Post-consumer Kitchen Grease

  • Wood Pallets

  • Hazardous Oil

  • Construction Material

  • Sawdust

  • Wood Scrap

  • Steel/Metal Scrap

  • Carpet

  • Books

  • Furniture

  • Donations of all useable products such as machinery and equipment, refurbished PC's, etc.

Recycling, BLUE Bins

Acceptable in BLUE bins Not Acceptable
  • EMPTY Drink containers
  • Plastic
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Shrink wrap (no food!)
  • Styrofoam
  • Waxed cardboard
  • Bristol board
  • Coffee cup lids
  • Clean, clear food containers
  • Liquids
  • Food
  • Paper

Recycling, Paper

Acceptable in YELLOW bins Not Acceptable
  • Office paper
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers     
  • Clean corrugated cardboard
  • Clean pizza triangle trays
  • Brown paper bags
  • Empty cores and tubes
  • Flattened boxes
  • Construction paper
  • File folders
  • Shredded paper
  • Paper sandwich bags (empty, no food inside)
  • Waxed cardboard
  • Bristol board
  • Glass/cans
  • Shrink wrap
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic
  • Liquids
  • Food

Waste, RED Bins

Acceptable in RED bins Not Acceptable
  • Chip bags
  • Candy wrappers
  • Soiled waxed food wrap paper
  • Plastic cutlery
  • Food (**when there is no green bin nearby)
  • all recycling items outlined in the other streams

Compost, GREEN Bins

Acceptable in GREEN bins Not Acceptable
  • Produce cuttings
  • Bakery items
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Tea bags
  • Coffee grinds with filters
  • Cooked meats
  • Paper towels
  • Napkins
  • Uncooked meats
  • Frozen foods
  • Non-compostable coffee cups
  • Liquid
  • Anything that isn't food

Electronics Recycling

Staff and Faculty should contact the IT Support Centre at x8888 to submit a request for an e-waste pick-up.

Textbooks for Change

Change the world one textbook at a time

Donate your used post-secondary textbooks

Textbooks for Change is collecting used textbooks less than 15 years old to donate to universities in East Africa.

Every book you donate will have a positive impact on global education and environmental sustainability. Textbooks for Change in partnership with Humber’s Office of Sustainability have diverted over 4000 pounds of used book materials from landfill, last year alone.

Drop your textbooks off at the permanent on campus dropboxes:   North Campus

  • KX Building: outside Humber Student Federation – HSF
  • K107: outside the School of Media Studies and Information Technology office
  • E205: outside The Business School office
  • LRC: Math Centre – 3rd floor

  Lakeshore Campus

  • A Building: near The Music Office and Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • H Building: Main Floor - across from the International Office
  • H Building: 2nd Floor near the Business School
  • L Building: 3rd Floor
  • Annex/Humber Centre for Justice Leadership – Main Floor near Security


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