IUPUI (including the Chancellor and Jawz) recycles, and we make it simple to do so. You'll find mixed recycling collection containers throughout campus, allowing you to make responsible choices when you're done with your water bottle, office paper, cardboard box, and more. If you're not sure if you can recycle a particular item see our Recycling Fun Facts. Other helpful sites are Indiana Recycling Coalition, ToxDrop and RecycleForce.
See what happens to the mixed recycling materials as they are sorted and recovered at a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF).By recycling your waste instead of trashing it, you'll:
The Office of Sustainability works to improve campus recycling. We are now implementing Mixed Recycling across campus. Mixed recycling allows users to conveniently place all of their recyclable items such as newspaper, cardboard, mixed paper, magazines, aluminum, paperboard, and plastic in one recycling bin. The recyclables are sorted later at Ray's Trash Service MRF recycling center.
Watch this video about a Dumpster Dive held on campus that signifies the opportunities we have for improving our recycling results.
There are some definite do's and dont's when it comes to IUPUI recycling. If you live on campus, check out the campus housing recycling guidelines flier for a quick reference, or follow these single-stream guidelines to be safe:
White office paper, color paper, newspaper, magazines, soft books, junk mail, brown paper bags—if you can rip it, recycle it!
Nonrecyclable paper includes:
You can recycle clean, dry cardboard boxes that have been broken down and bundled. Pizza boxes are OK as long as they don't contain food scraps.
Throw empty soda cans, soup cans, and more in the recycle bin. Just rinse first and be sure to put the lids inside the cans.
Simply check the number on the empty container, and recycle anything labeled 1 through 7 (such as water bottles, medicine bottles, and plastic cleaning product bottles).
Nonrecyclable plastic includes:
Any electrical or electronic technology product that is unneeded, obsolete or broken.