Lafayette is committed to achieving a 40% diversion rate from the landfill by 2030 and 60% by 2035. Not all items can go in the traditional recycling waste stream, but that doesn’t mean they have to go to the landfill. Through partnerships with various TerraCycling programs, Lafayette offers recycling for the following items:

  • Writing Utensils
  • Oral Waste
  • Snack wrappers
  • Candy wrappers

What specialty items are accepted and where do I put them?

There are separate boxes for each category of waste; please make sure to place your waste in the correct container.

Category Description RISC

Outside of Rm 203

Lower Farinon
Writing Utensils Pens, pencils, markers, highlighters X

And select department locations.

Oral Waste Tooth brushes, toothpaste tubes, floss containers X
Snack Wrappers Chip bags, granola bar wrappers, etc. X X
Candy Wrappers Chocolate bar wrappers, hard candy wrappers, etc. X


During October

Where can I go for more information?