Recycling Frequently Asked Questions | Webster University

Recycling FAQ's

Who manages recycling at Webster University?
Waste Management is currently Webster's Recycling Provider. Sodexo is now collecting recycling from the buildings. 

If an item contains multiple materials (ex. a package with both cardboard and aluminum components) can it be recycled as one piece in regular blue recycling bins?
Yes. It does not need to be disassembled into each material.

Is Styrofoam recyclable at Webster?  No.

Can #6 Plastic be recycled at Webster?  Yes.

Can paper coffee cups and lids be recycled?
Yes, paper cups and lids from campus coffee shops and eateries can be recycled. Please empty out all liquids before recycling and rinse out residue.

Can paper sandwich wrappers be recycled?  Yes.

Can food-contaminated containers be recycled?
Food-contaminated containers like paper coffee cups and plastic to-go boxes can be recycled on campus as long as they are rinsed or cleaned or contain less than 5% food contamination.

Can to-go containers be recycled?
Yes, if they are plastic #1-7 or paper/ cardboard cleaned or with little food contamination.

Do we compost at Webster University?
Yes, we compost the back-of-house food waste from Marletto's Cafeteria and at certain University events.