Recycling at UNK

The key for a successful recycling program on campus is the participation and support from the administration, faculty, staff and students.  Recycling benefits everyone in our community with a cleaner environment, more attractive campus and an economic advantage to the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

No sorting required! The recycling program on campus is single stream (mixed recycling) which means all recyclable material can thrown into a single receptacle.  Waste and recycling stations are located throughout academic buildings, residence halls, and outdoor areas. Below is a list of acceptable and unacceptable recyclable items.

Acceptable
Unacceptable

Plastic Bottles

Aluminum cans

Tin cans

Aluminum Foil & trays

Glass Bottles & Jars

Corrugated brown box

Paper packing materials

Brown Paper Bags

Beverage boxes

Pizza boxes

Newspaper

Course Catalogs

Phone books

Magazines

Hard Cover books

Soft Cover books

Journals

Brown envelopes

Catalogs

Cereal type boxes

Directories

White or pastel paper

Copier paper

Computer paper

Loose-leaf paper

Letterhead

Notebook paper

Post-It Notes

Index cards

Glossy brochures

Envelopes

Manila file folders

Plastic and paper cups

Ceramics

Light bulbs

Mirrors

Window glass

White glass bottles

Drinking glasses

Frozen meal boxes

Cardboard with glue-in foam

Styrofoam packaging

Packing peanuts

Bubble wrap

Shrink wrap

Waxed cardboard

Paper cups

Paper towels

Dark or brightly colored paper

Everyday trash

Food related wrappers

Candy wrappers

Tissue

Napkins

Solid Waste Management

Weekly Trash/Recycling Pick Up

 

recycling symbol with UNK logo