South Campus Commons (SCC) is a committed partner with our residents, in the pursuit of a more sustainable lifestyle for all who call this community home.

A few energy conservation tips and information about recycling are listed below:



Lights. Use a Lamp. Study by a lamp instead of lighting an entire room. Use Natural Light. If you don’t need lights, don’t turn them on.

Energy. Turn It Off. Turn off lights, lamps, computers, printers, TVs, radios, and any other equipment when not in use.

Unplug It. Many electronics such as TVs, computers, cell phone chargers, electric razors, etc. still use power when they are turned off. When leaving for an extended period, consider unplugging lamps, TVs, computers, chargers, etc.

Refrigerator. Work with roommates to organize the refrigerator to eliminate the need for additional small refrigerators throughout the apartment.

Air Condition Wisely. Set the temperature to 78°F and close all windows. Turn the A/C off or set the temperature higher when leaving the apartment.

Heat Wisely. In the winter, set the thermostat to 68°F. Set it cooler at night and when nobody is home. Make sure windows, doors, and any other openings are shut tightly. If you feel cool air coming in through the window, please place a work order so that the issue can be fixed.



Each apartment is provided with one blue recycle bin that is located in the kitchen/common area; these bins are for use in your apartment only. Unfortunately, some recycle bins will likely be misplaced. If that happens, the residents are financially responsible for replacement of the bin.

South Campus Commons practices single stream recycling-no sorting required.  New recycling technology allows materials to be sorted at a central location. If it is recyclable, put it in the bin. Recycling reduces the amount of garbage you put out for collection…which helps us all in the long run! Below is a list of items that CAN be recycled:

Paper: Newspaper, magazines, computer paper
Plastic Containers: #1-7 bottles, jugs, trays, etc.
Cardboard: cereal boxes, frozen food packaging, etc.
Aluminum: cans, containers, foil, pie pans, etc.
Books: paperback, textbooks, hardback, phone
Steel/Tin Cans: soup cans, fruit cans, etc.
Waxed Cartons: milk and juice cartons
Glass: jars and bottles
Plastic Bags/Film: must be contained within one bag!

Terps Live Green! Find out more about the sustainability practices and resources on campus by clicking this link!