How To Recycle It at OSU

instructional graphic for cardboard recycling

Accepted Item

How to Recycle

  • Corrugated cardboard boxes only

Instructions: Empty all contents, flatten and place in nearest marked cardboard container - outside your building, typically next to your trash dumpster(s). EMPTY pizza boxes are only OK if not contaminated with food/oil; clean portions can be torn off and recycled and contaminated portions composted or trashed. Learn more about cardboard box recycling in this video.

Do NOT place in paper bagstands or anywhere indoors. Cardboard cannot be collected inside buildings due to space limitations, fire code and pest prevention.

NOT in this bin: Paperboard or other paper products that are not corrugated.

NOT recyclable: Cardboard with food on it, waxed cardboard, plastic packaging or other box contents.

Go to the Recycling Guide main page