Common waste

At EPFL, EcoPoints and building collection center allow everyone to recycle the most common waste.
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ECOPOINTS

PAPER

AUTHORIZED
Paper, newspapers, magazines, books

NON-AUTHORIZED
Cardboard - pizza box - cardboard cups - packaging - paper tissues

ALUMINUM CANS

AUTHORIZED
Cans made of aluminum only

NON-AUTHORIZED
Tubes - aluminum foil and trays - tin cans - beverage carton - coffee or tea capsules

PET BOTTLES

AUTHORIZED
Only beverage bottles bearing the PET logo

NON-AUTHORIZED
Plastic cups - plastic packaging - pots of yoghurt - bottles of oil and vinegar

GLASS

AUTHORIZED
All types of glass bottles and jars

NON-AUTHORIZED
Drinking glasses - ceramics - glazing - beakers - mirrors - crockery

OTHER WASTE

AUTHORIZED
Dirty wrappings and cardboard – plastic bags – beverage cartons – cardboard or plastic cups

NON-AUTHORIZED
Batteries and other special waste - any other recyclable material

BUILDING COLLECTION CENTER

INKS AND TONERS

AUTHORIZED
All types of ink and toner cartridges, hermetically sealed, if possible in their shipping carton

NON-AUTHORIZED
Volatile inks and toners (open container), to be disposed of with incinerable waste

COFFEE OR TEA CAPSULES

AUTHORIZED
Aluminum coffee or tea capsules, flat or conical

CARDBOARD

AUTHORIZED
Clean and flattened cardboard

NON-AUTHORIZED
Soiled cardboard - pizza box - paper -cardboard cups - paper tissues - EPS (expanded polystyrene)