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Recyclable Materials

At UIC, you can recycle paper, cardboard, glass, metal, and most plastic materials in the "hallway bins" found in every building on campus (and even in the "BigBellies" outside). You can even recycle laboratory plastics, gloves, batteries, pens and markers, and plastic bags in a select number of buildings.

UIC recycles almost like the City of Chicago. The difference is that UIC separates paper/ cardboard from the rest of the recycling. UIC receives revenue for paper and cardboard, which helps to fund the UIC Recycling program.


Illinois EPA Interactive Curbside Bin Recycling Guide

Blue Cart Basics Recycling at home in Chicago

Recycling Posters Heading link

More ways to recycle at UIC Heading link

Outdoor Recycling 101 Heading link

Don’t even think about throwing recyclable material in the trash at UIC… or SHE will get you! And YES! We recycle. (Directed by UIC undergraduate students/ Smart Grid Interns)