Residence Halls

Recycling
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The following materials can be taken to the recycling station at your residence hall.

Paper/cardboard

ACCEPTABLE: NOT ACCEPTABLE:

Brochures and flyers

White and colored paper

Junk mail

Magazines and catalogs

Cardboard (Note: Please flatten all boxes and place them in or next to the bin)

Newspapers

Envelopes (all colors and windowed)

Paperboard (cereal boxes, etc.)

Paperback books

Paper bags

Food wrappers

Paper cups or plates

Paper towels, napkins, or tissues

Laminated paper and stickers

Hardcover books (contact NU Recycling if you have hardcover books to recycle)

Hanging file folders

Cans, Glass, Plastic

ACCEPTABLE: NOT ACCEPTABLE:

Aluminum and steel cans

Glass bottles and jars

Plastic containers #1-#5 (includes bottles and jugs, yogurt cups and tubs, grocery containers, and 6-pack rings)

Aluminum foil and trays

Aseptic packaging (drink boxes, milk and juice cartons, etc.)

Plastic bags

Items contaminated by lab waste

Plastic containers #6 (polystyrene or Styrofoam) or #7

Paint or aerosol cans

Ceramics or drinking glasses

Note: Please empty all containers before recycling.

Special Collections Available in Mailrooms

Ink cartridges, plastic bags & some batteries are collected for recycling in residence hall mailrooms.  Please see http://www.ecohillel.com/recycling.html for details.  This effort is brought to you by ECO, Environmental Campus Outreach at Hillel. 

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