Kent State University is a single-stream campus, where different recyclable materials can be placed in the same recycling bin on campus. Everyone’s actions to recycle and minimize waste at Kent State University divert thousands of pounds of waste from landfills, protect the environment, and conserve natural resources.

Resource recovery and materials management is fundamental in 1) reducing waste sent to landfills, 2) protecting the environment, and 3) conserving natural resources. While following the 3R’s users can make the most difference by first Reducing, then Reusing, and lastly Recycling.





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Kent State Recycling Guide 11x17

Kent State Recycling Guide 8.5x11

Kent State Landfill Guide 11 x17

Kent State Landfill Guide 8.5x11

Single Stream Recycling

Aluminum and Steel
Paper Cartons
Plastics #1-#7

How to Reuse or Recycle Other Materials

Architect, Interior, and Graphic Design Materials
Chemical Waste
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb
Eclipse Glasses
Furniture and Office Supplies
Ink and Toner Cartridges
Holiday Recycling
Holiday String Light Recycling
Holiday Trees or Tree Trimmings Recycling
Medical Supplies
Plastic Bags
Prescription Drugs
Refrigerators and Mini Fridges
Throw N Go

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should we recycle?
Where does our campus recycling go?
Where does our campus trash go?
Who provides recycling and trash collection services?
Why can't recycling be sorted from trash?
Why can't X item be recycled?
How much does Kent State University recycle?
How much material is recycled in the U.S.?
How many people on campus identify themselves as "recyclers" and think recycling is important at Kent State?
How many times can something be recycled?
Should caps be on or off bottles? ANSWER: CAPS ON
I'm still not sure if I can recycle this item on campus.
Where can I get more recycling resources?

Kent State University Waste and Recycling Form

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