Where Do I Recycle?

Where do I recycle at UIW?

UIW has single-stream recycling, with some exceptions. Throughout campus, you'll find bins for waste/trash and bins marked recycling.

UIW Recycling Dos:

Here's what you can put in the recycling bin:

  • Clean glass
  • Clean plastic (hard plastic only – bottles, etc.)
  • Clean paper (any sort—newspaper, white paper, colored paper)
  • Clean aluminum (cans, etc.)
  • Clean cardboard

UIW Recycling Don'ts:

Things you shouldn't put in a recycling bin at UIW:

  • Styrofoam
  • Soiled/dirty paper or cardboard
  • Food
  • Plastic bags (However, if you bundle them, you can recycle them at Central Market.)

UIW Special Recycling:

At UIW there is special recycling for the following items:

  • CFL light bulbs
  • Small electronics
  • Ink cartridges
  • Batteries

The receptacle for these special items is in the lobby of Mabee Library.

Is there composting at UIW?

Professor David Pryor started the UIW Compost Initiative in 2017. Since his retirement in 2018, students of UIW Sustain have collaborated with UIW faculty, the Headwaters Sanctuary, and local businesses to get building materials for twelve compost bins. Currently, the bins are composting organic materials from the Headwaters and Main Campus’s on-campus dining halls. For UIW students, this initiative provides a wonderful opportunity for community service hours and for you to get to know your fellow Cardinals, all while helping to make UIW a zero-waste university.

For more information, contact us at sustainability@uiwtx.edu.

What UIW Programs Address Reuse (clothing, computers, etc.)?

Stay tuned for more information about reuse at UIW!