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What items can be recycled at NKU?

March 20, 2014

Whether it’s old oil from university-owned vehicles, outdated cell phones from a former professor or unneeded paper printouts from a student, check out a list of all the different items currently recyclable at NKU.

Hover each of the recyclable items below for unique facts about the item or for special instructions on how to recycle it at NKU. Click here for the complete list or for mobile users

PapersVarious Paper – This category of recyclables includes office paper, printer paper, etc. and can be recycled in bins located in offices and hallways across campus. CardboardCorrugated Cardboard – This category includes things such as cardboard boxes. Items such as this can be sent to the recycling center. BooksMagazinesMagazines and Books – The materials contained in items such as magazines and books can be recycled. To do so, place them in appropriate recycling bins across campus. NewspaperNewspapers – Newspapers can be placed in paper recycling bins across campus.
PhonebookTelephone Books – The paper materials in this item can be recycled. To do so, place them in paper recycling bins across campus. CansAluminum and Steel Cans – This category includes things such as soft drink cans. These items can be placed in specifically labelled bins across campus. PlasticglassbottlesPlastic and Glass Bottles – This category includes things such as soft drink cans and can be placed in specifically labelled bins across campus. BatteriesBatteries– of any variety, sizes, and styles.
lightbulbsLight Bulbs – Light bulbs used all across campus can be sent to the recycling center. tiresandoilTires and Oil from Campus Vehicles – Even though these items aren’t what typically comes to mind when thinking about recycling, the materials can be recycled on-campus on a case-by-case basis. inkcartridgesInk Cartridges – Surprisingly even these items can be recycled on campus. To do so, they can be taken to the recycling center. rugCarpet – Carpet from on-campus areas can be recycled. Also, most of newly installed carpeting across campus is produced from recycled materials.
Computere-scrap Items – This is a relatively new category of recycling that includes things such as old or broken computers, cell phones and more. These items can be recycled through sending them to the recycling center. couchmetalbuildingscrapsMetals from Broken Furniture and Demolition Materials– On a case-by-case basis, materials resulting from building renovation projects on campus can be recycled.

For more information on what is and isn’t recyclable on campus, check out NKU Green’s website or contact Ed Herschede at herschedee1@nku.edu.
*Information provided by NKU Green Co-Director and University Planner Jane Goode
*Icons created by Mo Asad

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