Biblically Centered Education
Recycling Program Section 6.34 Dept: Facilities Management Revised: April 2nd, 2013

The Biola Recycling Program is designed to reduce our contribution to the landfill and to comply with the California Integrated Waste Management Act (AB939), which requires all cities and counties to divert 50% of their regular trash waste stream to recyclables. Tens of thousands of university dollars are spent each year on disposal and recycling is a great opportunity for us to reduce our operating expenses.


Each employee is supplied with a personal recycled paper container at his/her workstation. Facilities Management will empty the containers regularly. Replacement containers can be ordered at no cost from Central Stores. When replacing a container, the old container should be collapsed and recycled.


Containers for aluminum and plastic will be dispersed throughout the campus. These are in the dorm lobbies and near vending machines. Departments may contact Facilities Management to find out the location of the recycling containers in their area.


Employees often receive shipments in cardboard boxes. To dispose of a cardboard box, simply flatten it, mark it with the word “trash,” and set it near your trashcan. The cardboard will be deposited in one of our cardboard containers on campus (behind the cafeteria or in the Biola Bookstore trash enclosure). If you have a large quantity of cardboard that requires immediate removal, please contact Facilities Management at extension 4898.


Departments must contact Facilities Management at extension 4898 for disposal of the following items:

  • Furniture and large equipment
  • Hazardous materials (e.g., chemicals, detergents, oils, etc.)

The following is a listing of items that can and cannot be included in each type of recycling container:

Mixed Paper

Can—copypaper (white and colored), computer paper, writing paper, envelopes, manila folders, brochures, newspapers, magazines, carbonless forms, paper tubes, phone books, NCR paper, wrapping paper, etc.

Cannot—soiled paper, soiled paper plates, food boxes, or waxed paper


Can—plastic bottles with #1 or #2 recycling symbols, aluminum cans

Cannot—plastic bags; plastic utensils; plastic toys; foil or foil trays; and containers from detergents, chemicals, or motor oil. No glass is permitted.


Can—corrugated cardboard (please remove all packing material and place in regular trash container; please break down and flatten cardboard boxes

Cannot—soiled cardboard (pizza boxes), waxed cardboard


Can—anything that can be plugged in or uses batteries, which includes computers, monitors, calculators, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, etc.

Please contact the Recycling Line at extension 5989 with any specific questions or needs.

Biola University
13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639