What to Recycle

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This detailed guide will give you information and some tips on how to recycle on the University of Iowa campus. Look for this recycling poster around campus.

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Paper

Picture1Small items, like paperclips, rubber bands, and staples can remain attached to your documents upon recycling.

 
 
 
Reports

Picture5 Plastic or metal bindings can be recycled, but they need to be removed from their paper document first, and then both the binding and paper can be put into single-stream.

 
 
 
Books

LORI booksTo reduce lifting and hauling hazard by placing in multiple containers. Put no more than five textbooks in one single-stream recycling bin. For large lots, contact UI Surplus and fill out a removal request form.

 
 
 
Journals

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Recycle in bins, but don't overload. For large lots, contact UI Surplus and fill out a removal request form.

 
 
 
Cartons

Picture7Empty container, free of liquid or food.

 
 
 
Plastic bottles, jugs,containers, cups

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Empty and free of liquid. Lids can be on or off.

 
 
 
Plastic Containers

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Empty containers, free from food or liquid.

 
 
 
Cardboard

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Flatten cardboard.  Recycle pizza box if minimally greasy.  If greasy, recycle only top.

 
 
 
Aluminum, Steel Cans, Foil

foilEmpty and free of liquid and food.

 
 
 
Newspapers, Magazines, Junk Mail

magpaperjunkRecycle.