Paper Recycling

How To Recycle It at OSU

how to recycle paper

Type Examples How to Recycle
Paper
  • Computer paper of any color
  • Envelopes with windowsand paper folders
  • Barometer and other newspapers
  • Glossy paper magazines, ad inserts, etc
  • Paperboard (heavy, non-corrugated paper such as cereal boxes)
  • OSU Schedule of Classes
  • Whole books and bound notebooks (NO binders)
  • Brown bags
  • Butcher paper
  • White/gray/brown paper packing material
  • Paper egg cartons

Instructions: Place in the nearest bagstand. Staples, paperclips and small amounts of tape are acceptable. Books do not need to be altered and spirals can stay on notebooks.

Please contain shredded paper in a paper bag or box, mark 'recycle' and place next to the bagstand.

NOT in this bin: Place cardboard in outdoor cardboard cages and milk cartons in with cans and bottles.

NOT recyclable: paper cups (coffee/soda), napkins, paper towels, paper plates

 

Confidential Papers
  • Papers with confidential/sensitive information

Instructions: Place in nearest confidential cart if you have one, or pack in box, mark 'to be shredded' and request pickup.

Fee is $0.15/lb.

Read more on our Confidential Records page

Go to the Recycling Guide main page