What to Recycle

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


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Paper

Reports

Books

Journals

Cartons

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

Please remove bindings before placing paper in the recycling bin.

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.

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

Empty container, free of liquid or food before recycling.
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Plastic Bottles, Jugs, and Cups

Plastic Containers

Cardboard

Aluminum, Steel Cans, and Foil

Newspapers, Magazines, and Junk Mail

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

Empty containers free from food or liquid before recycling Flatten cardboard.  Recycle clean pizza boxes.  If greasy, recycle only top. Empty and free of liquid and food before recycling. Recycle.

These items are NOT accepted in the University of Iowa recycling bins.  Some items, such as glass and plastic bags can be recycled at near-by drop...