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Due to limited resources, San Marcos Resource Recovery cannot accept many items suitable for reuse or recycling.
We encourage students to donate what they can to minimize landfill waste and help support the local organizations and reuse businesses serving our community.
Included below are disposal and donation tips for the items we cannot accept. Click the headings to see additional details.
Please dispose of dirty, stained, or damaged items.
No undergarments' or socks.
Only donate gently used items.
Like-New or Gently Used:Donate to a thrift store (Goodwill, Habitat For Humanity ReStore)Poor Condition or Damaged:Check with the Department of Housing & Residential Life about on-campus disposalBroken Metal Furniture:Accepted for FREE at Green Guy Recycling
Stained, torn or dirty linens, towels or blankets
Damaged or broken plates, cups or bowels
Plastic cups or plates that are scratched and heavily used
Expired food or hygiene products
Opened food or hygiene products
Opened/used spices or sauces
Foods that need to be refrigerated