Film Packaging

Film is a type of thin, translucent or clear plastic material typically used for packaging.

Reuse Options

MSU Departments can send unused film packaging through campus mail to the Surplus Store or submit a Pick Up Request Form (PURF) to have the items picked up from their location on campus. Students, faculty, staff and the general public can drop items off at the Surplus Store during regular business hours.

Where to Recycle Film Packaging

Interior Recycling Stations

Place items in the container labeled “Plastic/Metal.” For large office clean-outs submit a service request.

Residence Halls

Place items in the container labeled “Plastic/Metal.”

Public Drop off Center

Place in the containers designated for plastic bags.

University Apartments Recycling Stations

Place items in the container labeled “Plastic.”

Athletic Event Recycling Stations

Place all recyclable materials in one of the single stream recycling containers located throughout the event facility.

Exterior Recycling Stations

Place items in the container labeled “Plastic/Metal.”

Where Does It Go?

When designated for reuse, items are sold through the Surplus Store.
When recycled, film packaging is collected and sorted at the MSU Recycling Center before it is shipped to a third-party material broker to be used in manufacturing new plastic products.