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ResLife Accepted Materials

What can I recycle?

Single Stream Accepted Materials (What we can take!)

  • Any color office paper
  • Newspaper & inserts
  • Magazines & catalogs
  • Junk mail & envelopes
  • Paper bags (clean)
  • Soft cover books
  • Telephone books
  • Flattened cardboard
  • Paperboard (like cereal boxes)
  • Aluminum cans
  • Tin & steel cans
  • Plastic bottles, jars, tubs, jugs (marked #1, 2, 3, 4, or 5)
  • Plastic bottle caps & lids

Non-Accepted materials (What we can't take!)

  • No plastic films/wrappers
  • No loose plastic bags (okay if used to contain recyclables)
  • No glass of any kind
  • No food or wet/soiled waste
  • No paper cups/plates/towels/tissue
  • No waxed paper cartons
    • e.g.: milk cartons, juice cartons
  • No juice boxes/pouches
  • No plastic/foam serving ware
  • No fast food lids or straws
  • No plastics marked #6 or 7
    • e.g.: Styrofoam cups, plates, clamshells (to-go boxes)
  • No electronics or textiles
  • No garbage or hazardous materials

For more detailed information, visit http://sustainability.okstate.edu/recycling-overview

Want to recycle something that isn't listed on this page? Check this out: https://sustainability.okstate.edu/other-recycling