How to Recycle Glass

What's Accepted:

  • Bottles
  • Jars

How to Recycle:

Rinse, discard lids into trash, and place in nearest bin (labeled "Bottles and Cans" or "Containers"). All colors accepted. Need to be empty, clean, and dry.

Not Accepted:

As of fall 2019, our vendor does NOT accept any glass from labs.

Also NO food contamination, dishes, labware or lids.

How to Recycle Metal

What's Accepted:

  • Tin/Steel Cans
  • Aluminum Cans

How to Recycle:

Rinse and place in nearest bin (labeled "Bottles and Cans" or "Containers"). Need to be empty, clean, and dry.

Not Accepted:

NO food contamination or metal items that are not tin/aluminum cans.

How to Recycle Plastic

What's Accepted:

  • Bottles
  • Jugs

Bottles are rigid containers with a narrow, threaded neck (e.g. beverages, soaps, cleaners, condiments, etc.). Jugs are bottles with a handle (e.g. milk, laundry soap, vinegar, etc.)

How to Recycle:

Rinse, discard lids into trash, and place in nearest bin (labeled "Bottles and Cans" or "Containers"). Need to be empty, clean, and dry.

Not Accepted:

NO food contamination or any plastic items that are not bottles or jugs (rigid containers with narrow, threaded necks).

Where to Recycle

If you live in a residence hall, your room's recycling should be loaded into grey multi-bin units located on your ground floor (pictured at right), or bins inside the kitchens in the ILLC.

Around campus, look for bins labeled "Bottles and Cans" or "Containers." Inside of buildings, 23-gallon blue bins are most often used. If you work for an OSU department and would like to request more bins, please see our service request form.

 

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