Recycling is one of the easiest, and most apparent, of many sustainable acts in our campus community. From paper to plastics to aluminum, we all handle many recyclable products every day. It only takes one second to decide to recycle these items as opposed to placing them in a container destined for the landfill. As part of our common, Christian commitment to care for God's creation, we hope that you will choose to recycle every time you deal with recyclable materials. Read on for information about what can be recycled, where to recycle, and some information about the value of recycling for our community and the broader environment.
What May We Recycle?
We may recycle any of these materials in any recycling container or dumpster across campus:
We cannot recycle styrofoam (including "to go" boxes and cups).
- White paper
- Colored paper of all weights and types
- Empty aluminum cans and other aluminum items
- Empty plastic bottles and other plastics graded #1-#7
Please make sure that all plastic bottles and cans are empty, and that plastics, papers, and cardboard are not coated with food. Pizza boxes can be recycled as long as they only have some oils and not coated with sauce and cheese.
In an effort to expand our recycling efforts, the university now offers glass recycling in select locations.
How Can We Help?
Volunteer! We have two major recycling volunteer initiatives:
- Football and Move In
We recruit volunteers to help us recycle during the pregame tailgating portion of all home football games. We also use lots of volunteers during our two day Move In program and can always use more.
Toner Cartridge Recycling
If you would like to help, please contact us
Through our association with OfficeMax the University is able to recycle used toner cartridges. Drop off bins are located in the following buildings. Toner cartridges are collected regularly. Click on the links below to email the contact person for each location for more information.