Why can't I recycle paper coffee cups?

Paper coffee cups have a plastic or waxy interior lining which prevents liquids from seeping through the paper. Due to the plastic lining, paper coffee cups cannot be recycled.  This is a major source of contamination at PSU.

PSU Recycles! encourages everyone on campus to carry a reusable mug.  For more information, contact PSU Recycles! at 503.725.4300.