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How to Recycle

Recycling is one of the easiest things you can do to make UI more sustainable.  Whether you are walking through various buildings, living in a residence hall, working in an office, or attending an event, recycling options are available everywhere, all of the time.  Not matter where you are, follow these simple steps to ensure you are recycling properly.

Recycle Right

1.  Find out what you can recycle.

2.  Rinse or wipe off food residue and empty liquids from your recyclable items.

3.  Flatten all cardboard.

4.  Place your recyclables into the recycling bin nearest you.



Recycle On Campus

Recycle On Campus

Find out what you can recycle.  Most recycling on campus is single-stream (aka mixed recycling), which means all recycla...

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Recycle At Events

Recycle At Events

Plan your event with recycling in mind.  Borrow recycling and/or compost containers from the Office of Sustainability.

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Recycle Off Campus

Recycle Off Campus

 Learn about off-campus recycling in Iowa City and in Coralville.

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Other Recycling Options

Other Recycling Options

You can keep hard-to-recycle items out of the landfill by finding other reuse and recycling options.UI Surplus resells o...

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Join us at Kinnick!

Join us at Kinnick!

  • Fulfill service hours while having fun!
  • Greet fans and help them recycle!
  • Your shift ends when the game starts!
  • Earn swag each time you volunteer!

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