Metal Recycling

The Facilities Management team is proud to announce the launch of metal recycling at Georgetown GU-Q.

Want to leave a smaller carbon-footprint? Here are some ideas:

Reduce your Consumption of Metal

  • Rather than using foil wrap and disposable pans, use reusable food containers with lids.
  • Repair household appliances rather than buying new: Don't throw out your vacuum cleaner if it isn't picking up. Check the bag and the belt and make sure the hoses are free of clogs.
  • Buy for durability: Whenever possible, choose a product that you will use for a long time and be able to maintain and repair should it be necessary. It may cost a bit more up front, but it will save waste and money in the long run.
  • Borrow, lend, share: Consider sharing tools and household equipment (ladders, hammers, garden tools) with friends and neighbors
  • Sell or give away working items you no longer need rather than throw them out.

Recycle What you Cannot Reuse

What can you recycle?

  • Beverage cans
  • Steel or tin food cans
  • Small household appliances
  • EMPTY aerosol cans
  • Metal tools
  • Any scrap metal you no longer use/need
  • Aluminum foil and disposable aluminum pans

What cannot be recycled?

  • Televisions
  • Computer monitors

Recycling bins are located in the following locations:

  • Atrium
  • Faculty/Staff Lounge
  • Student Lounge
  • Larger items or amounts can be dropped off directly to the Metal Recycling Cage in the loading dock

What Happens to the Recycled Metal?
The metal is delivered to the Lucky Group, located in the New Industrial Area, and then sent to a facility in Jebel Ali for recycling. For more information, please visit