Recycling Program

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale is committed to a robust, campus-wide recycling program to reduce our environmental impact. By creating a culture of sustainability, SIU hopes to foster in our students life-long habits of recycling and sustainability-minded action. 

The following are the types of recyclable materials accepted for recycling:

If you work in an office with just one recycling bin, it is for paper. Your mixed recycling should be carried to a centralized location, unless your facility staff person informs you of special protocol for your location.


mixed recycling infographicpaper recycling infographiclandfill infographic

Click on the images above for a large printable version of each.


mixed recycling infographic

Click on the image above for a printable version
of the Recycling at SIU Carbondale Quick Guide.

Other printable resources can be found in the column to the right.

The Sustainability Office collaborated with AIGA, a professional student design Registered Student Organization, to create a bin signage and labeling system to help communicate what is and is not recyclable on campus. Their designs continue to inform the design of our ongoing signage initiatives. More information about the collaboration can be found here. The photo below shows some of the signage located at Touch of Nature Environmental Center:

SIU Recycling Quick Guide