Recycling signage is important because it helps reduce contamination. Recycling contamination includes putting trash, soiled items, or incorrect recyclables in a recycling container. Contamination is a major issue in the recycling process; it leads to inefficiencies in all communities and especially in areas in which recycling is sorted by hand, such as in Oxford. In order to prevent this from happening on campus and to increase our recycling rates overall, the Office of Sustainability has worked with University Marketing and Communications to develop informative signs with clear designations and instructions for how to properly recycle. See below for free printable PDFs as well as Fathead signage available for order. If the dimensions listed below are not the appropriate sizing for your bin(s), please contact us.
8 1/2″ x 11 Printable Signage for Application on Bin
Signage for Large Blue Max-R Recycling Bins
In addition to the free printable signage above, signage is also available for the large, blue Max-R recycling bins that are often seen in building lobbies. Depending on available space, you have the option to order a large 2′ x 3′ ft sign to go on a wall above the bin, or a series of 15″ x 5″ signs to stick directly onto the bins. Both versions of this signage are composed of Fathead material, so removing them after an application is easy. Order and cost estimate requests should be sent to University Marketing and Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2’ x 3 ft Above Bin Signage
15’’ x 5.0 On-Bin Signage
Research shows that an increase in educational signage can greatly reduce contamination. Applying signs on and above bins is the most effective strategy to reduce contamination, increase recycling rates on campus, and improve our recycling program. Thank you for contributing to the effort!
To learn more about recycling on campus and in Oxford, check out the Office of Sustainability’s Recycling Guide.