What You Can Recycle at NU
Blue bins are provided for recycling; please do not use them for garbage. If you need a recycling bin or bin labels, email NU Recycling at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-467-1374. For a trashcan, contact your department office.
|Brochures & flyers||Food Wrappers|
|White & colored paper||Paper cups or plates|
|Cardboard||Paper towels, napkins or tissues|
|Magazines & catalogs||Laminated paper & stickers|
|Junk mail||Hardcover books|
|Newspaper||Hanging file folders|
|Envelopes (all colors & windowed)||Laminated paper and stickers|
|Paperboard (cereal boxes, etc.)|
Please flatten all boxes and place in or next to a paper bin.
|Aluminum & steel cans||Plastic bags|
|Glass bottles & jars||#6 plastic (aka polystyrene or Styrofoam)|
|Plastic containers #1 - #5 (includes bottles & jugs, yogurt cups & tubs, grocery containers & 6-pack rings)||#7 plastics|
|Aluminum foil & trays||
Items contaminated by lab waste
|Aseptic packaging (drink boxes, milk & juice cartons, etc)||Ceramics or drinking glasses|
Please empty all containers.
Laser and Ink Cartridge Recycling
Laser and ink jet cartridges can be sent in a box or envelope via campus mail (attn: Cartridge Recycling) to the following addresses:
2020 Ridge Ave.
300 E. Superior
Note: For questions or cartridge mailing labels, contact NU Recycling at 847-467-1374.
Ink cartridges are collected for recycling in residence hall mailrooms. This effort is brought to you by ECO, Environmental Campus Outreach at Hillel.
Computer/electronics recycling (e-waste)
Computers, printers, and peripherals can be recycled through University Services’ eCycling program.
The Office of Research Safety (ORS) handles campus hazardous waste and recycles some batteries (p. 8). As Alkaline batteries (such as AA and AAA) are not considered hazardous by the US EPA, ORS does not collect them.
Batteries are collected for recycling in residence hall mailrooms. This effort is brought to you by ECO, Environmental Campus Outreach at Hillel.
Lamp recycling (cfl’s and other fluorescents)
Lamps are replaced by custodians and electricians who collect them for proper handling. If you have a spent lamp, please contact Facilities Management.
Place lamp in a sealed bag and give to Housekeeping staff for proper disposal.