What to Recycle
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.
Small items, like paperclips, rubber bands, and staples can remain attached to your documents upon recycling.
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.
To 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.
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.
Empty paper cups. Remove sleeve and lid, and recycle all three. Styrofoam cups are trash.
Plastic bottles, jugs,containers, cups
Empty and free of liquid. Lids can be on or off.
Empty containers, free from food or liquid.
Flatten cardboard. Recycle pizza box if minimally greasy. If greasy, recycle only top.
Aluminum, Steel Cans, Foil
Empty and free of liquid and food.
Paper and Plastic Plates, Paper Carryout Containers
Paper plate, paper carryout, and plastic plate, recycle if clean.
Newspapers, Magazines, Junk Mail
What NOT To Recycle
These items are NOT accepted in the University of Iowa recycling bins. Some items, such as glass and plastic bags can b...