NOTE: RECYCLING HAS CHANGED! Campus Recycling has been following significant changes occurring to recycling markets that impact what materials are acceptable for placing in recycling bins on campus (as discussed in a recent Gazette-Times article). This page was updated in May 2018 in accordance with our local recycling processors’ requirements. Learn more here.

Below is a list of all materials that can be collected for recycling on the OSU Corvallis campus. Visit the main recycle guide page for links to specific recycle guides, by bin type.

Accepted in Paper

See the full guide here.

  • Office Paper (copier and printer paper, file folders, note paper, computer paper, brochures)
  • Junk mail (envelopes, letters, catalogs, etc.)
  • Greeting cards (no foil or glitter)
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • Phonebooks
  • Paperback books
  • Spiral or bound notebooks
  • Paper bags
  • White/gray/brown paper packing material
  • Paperboard (heavy, non-corrugated paper such as cereal boxes)

Accepted in Bottles and Cans (a.k.a. Containers)

See the full guide here.

Glass

  • Bottles
  • Jars

Metal

  • Steel/tin cans
  • Aluminum cans

Plastic

  • Plastic bottles (beverages, soaps/lotions, cleaners, condiments, etc.)
  • Plastic jugs (milk, laundry, vinegar, etc.)

Accepted in Commingle (in res. halls and food service facilities)

See the full guide here.

Metal

  • Steel/tin cans
  • Aluminum cans

Plastic

  • Plastic bottles (beverages, soaps/lotions, cleaners, condiments, etc.)
  • Plastic jugs (milk, laundry, vinegar, etc.)

Paper

  • Office Paper (copier and printer paper, file folders, note paper, computer paper, brochures)
  • Junk mail (envelopes, letters, catalogs, etc.)
  • Greeting cards (no foil or glitter)
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • Phonebooks
  • Paperback books
  • Paper bags
  • Paperboard (heavy, non-corrugated paper such as cereal boxes)
  • Paper egg cartons

Accepted in Glass (in res. halls and food service facilities)

See the full guide here.

  • Bottles
  • Jars

Accepted in Cardboard

See the full guide here.

  • Flattened corrugated cardboard (free of food, wax, or plastic packaging)

Special Recyclables

Certain items are not accepted in standard recycle bins, but can be recycled if collected separately in OSU departments. Please visit our Special Recyclables page for a list and instructions regarding these materials.