Sustainability Efforts

We encourage our Summer Guests to join GW in our sustainability efforts during your stay on campus.  


Summer Guest GREEN Move Out

Community Recycling bins can be found across campus and allow you to give your gently used goods a second life. More than 98% of the clothes, footwear, and bags collected are destined for resuse domestically or internationally.
 

Clothes:

  • shirts
  • pants
  • jeans
  • skirts
  • socks
  • dresses
  • ties
  • suits
  • shorts
  • sweats
  • linens
  • towels
  • blankets

Shoes:

  • all paired shoes
  • sandals
  • clogs
  • cleats
  • work boots
  • dress boots
  • sneakers
  •  heels
  • flats

Bags/Belts:

  • all usable handbags
  • purses
  • carry-on airline bags
  • tote bags
  • backpacks
  • wallets
  • belts
  • beach bags
  • clutches/purses
Campus Locations
  • Thurston Hall: 1900 F Street, NW
  • Shenkman Hall: 616 23rd Street, NW
  • South Hall: 2135 F Street, NW
  • West Hall: Mount Vernon Campus

Recycling on Campus

Recyclable Items:
  • Plastic containers (#1-7)
  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel and tin cans
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Mixed paper
  • Newspapers
  • Broken down cardboard
  • Magazines and books
  • Coupons and junk mail
Non-Recyclable Items:
  • Food and liquids
  • Waxy paper cups
  • Fast food packaging
  • Milk cartons
  • Soiled pizza boxes
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic film

E-cycle Items & Locations

  • Batteries
  • Cell phones
  • Light bulbs
  • Toner cartridges

Locations:

  • Shenkman Hall
  • Strong Hall
  • Thurston Hall
  • West Hall (Mount Vernon Campus)
  • Marvin Center
  • Gelman Library
  • Science and Engineering Hall

Energy & Water Saving Tips

  • Turn off lights and AC when you leave your room.
  • Unplug electronics and/or chargers when not in use.
  • Turn off tap water while brushing your teeth.
  • Reduce your shower by five minutes to save 12 gallons of water.