Recycling is an effective way to divert waste from the landfill, but we all need to make sure we are recycling properly. All recycled items should be clean (free of food residue) and dry. Avoid wish-cycling, the triangle sign with a number is a plastic type identifier NOT an indicator that an item is recyclable. Refer to the signs posted above bins to see what items are accepted.
These blue bins can be found in all campus buildings. This is where you can recycle (clean & dry) metal cans, paper & cardboard, glass jars & bottles, and plastic bottles & jugs.
To help our community keep E-waste out of landfills, North Central College has an electronics recycling program. Collection bins can be found in each Residence Hall as well as in Carnegie, Wentz Science Center, and Wentz Concert Hall.
Plastic Bag & Film
It's important to keep plastic bags out of the blue single stream recycling bin as they can get stuck and damage equipment at sorting facilities. This type of plastic can be recycled in specialized programs and there are a number of collection bins across campus, look for the yellow sign and lids. Plastic Bag & Film collection bins can be found in athletic training rooms, the library, Wentz Science Center, Old Main 2nd floor, Carnegie, and the mailroom
Bulb, Ballast, & Battery
Our maintenance team collects and sorts these items at our Operations building, which are taken to an external vendor for recycling