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Other Resources

Here are some other resources about waste diversion and recycling at the University of Iowa, off campus and beyond.


City of Iowa City recycling page - guidelines, FAQs, compost guide, and more

East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) - information about recycling efforts and services in East Central Iowa, including Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Tama, and Washington Counties

Iowa Recycling Association (IRA) - recycling resources for Iowa and your community

Iowa Department of Natural Services (DNR) recycling resource for the State of Iowa

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Recycling stats, reports, and tips for the Unites States

Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) - located at the University of Northern Iowa, is currently has started an incredible Food Waste Reduction Project. The goal of the Project is to reduce the generation of food waste and its disposal in Iowa landfills.

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) - a central resource for all things sustianable. Sign up for one of its newsletters to stay updated on events and opportunities throughout the country.

RecycleMania rankings and university recycling websites

Iowa City Resale Consignment Directory - a mapped guide to area thrift stores

                         Archive - Recycling and Waste Reduction Newsletter

Email with subject line "send next newsletter" to receive our next newsletter.

Newsletter 9 - April 2014

RecycleMania results; Other schools’ performance; Highlights of 8 weeks; COR Intern experience; Carver Recycling Madness; Waste Zero Heroes; High-performing buildings; Feedback and next year; 9 months of improvement; Sustainable System groups; Interconnections and impact; Volunteer for move-out

Newsletter 8  - February 2014

RecycleMania is here; What you can do to win; 8 weeks of activities; Kinnick Stadium Recycling; Reduce trash liner waste; FY14 data

Newsletter 7 - August 2013

LEED project diversion; Move-out waste diversion; Campus waste diversion profile and leaders FY13; Growing picture of waste diversion; What we find in our trash; Recycling Optimization Projects; Tiny Trash Project; Best practices in Colleges of Public Health and Law; Glass recycling; Iowa Food Waste Reduction Project; UIHC composting progress; Improved website; Iowa Recycling Association; A year of opportunities

Newsletter 6 - April 2013

UIHC Composting; Campus Stats; Creating Models of Waste Diversion; Boyd Law Building Recycling Optimization; T. Anne Cleary Outdoor Recycling; Diverting Unique Streams from Dental Sciences; Burge-Daum Waste Audit; College of Public Health Waste Audit; and More Volunteer Opportunities

Newsletter 5 October 2012

Progress; The IOWA Challenge; Excel, On Iowa!; Choose, Hillcrest Market Place; Streetch, Division of World Languages, Literature, and Cultures; Engage, College of Dentistry; Serve, Delta Tau Delta; Recycling Basics; Kinnick Recycling; Creating a Robust Recycling Program; Recycling Coordinator Introduction; Your Opportunity

Newsletter 4 June 2012

UI Libraries forms Sustainability Group; Phillips Hall takes on food waste; Seamans Center makes a point with "Landfill" signs; Why Recycle?; Student Group wins Iowa Recycling Association Award

Newsletter 3 May 2012

College of Dentistry Go Green Committee wins IOWA; New EcoForce group takes ation at waste sort; Spring game trials recycling in Kinnick; Students lead move-out collection; UIHC diverts more than just sort-free items; UI has strong showing in RecycleMania

Newsletter 2 March 2012

Engineers for a Sustainable World leads efforts to remove trash cans; Surplus provides comprehensive recycling on campus; UI receives 3,000 bins from ALCOA, KAB, and CURC grant; No need to remove caps from bottles; SHL to analyze their waste stream; Hydration Stations on campus; Ink and toner cartridge recycling; You sent WHAT to the landfill?; Follow-up UIHC compactor working well, filling up quickly; How to learn more about recycling on campus

Newsletter 1 February 2012

EPB removes trash cans from classrooms; Hurley kicks off game day challenge; Dance Marathon goes green; ECO Hawk takes a closer look at trash; New UIHC compactor is up and running; New recycling bins hit campus; You threw WHAT in the recycling bins?; Recycle contacts; Vote in bin contest

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