IUPUI recycles, and we make it as easy as possible to do so. You'll find blue, single-stream recycling bins throughout campus, allowing you to make responsible choices when you're done with your beverage bottle, pizza box, coffee cup, and more.
By recycling your waste instead of trashing it, you'll:
Source: United States EPA
The Office of Sustainability works with Campus Facility Services to improve the ease of campus recycling. Single stream 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 upon arrival at Ray's Trash Service recycling center called a material recovery center, or MRF.
Watch this video to learn about how recyclables are sorted at an MRF.
Up to 70% of what we throw away is recyclable! Download information on recycling education, follow these recycling guidelines and watch the video below to make sure your recyclables end up where they should.
Office and notebook paper, colored paper, newspaper, magazines, soft books, junk mail, paper bags, paper coffee and fountain beverage cups, paper to-go containers, cardboard half-gallon containers, pizza boxes, boxes for microwavable lunches, shredded paper (place in a clear bag) – if you can rip it, you can recycle it!
Non-recyclable paper includes:
Cardboard boxes that are clean and broken down. Pizza boxes perfectly fine too – a little cheese or grease is ok, but please no crusts or leftover pizza pieces in the box!
Aluminum cans, soup cans, paper clips, staples, binder clips, aluminum foil.
If a plastic item has the recycle symbol on it with the number 1-7 inside, it’s recyclable! Common plastics include beverage bottles, yogurt cups, medicine bottles, cleaning containers, plastic food containers, microwavable meal trays.
Non-recyclable plastic includes:
Bottles, trays, containers.
Non-recyclable glass includes:
The state of Indiana mandates all unneeded, obsolete, or broken electronics must be recycled.