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. If it is not on this list, it is not accepted in this type of bin. Learn more here.

How To Recycle It at OSU

Accepted Items

How to Recycle

Glass 

  • Bottles
  • Jars

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.

NO food contamination, dishes, labware or lids.

Metal 

  • Tin/Steel Cans
  • Aluminum Cans

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

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

Plastic 

  • 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.)

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

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

If you work for an OSU department and would like to request more bins, please see our service request form.

Go to the Recycling Guide main page