With the support of an Iowa Department of Natural Resources SWAP (Solid Waste Alternate Program) grant, Cornell constructed an on-campus recycling drop off site that began operating in the fall of 2009. This site provides covered, roll-off containers for four recyclable commodities:

  • White paper
  • Mixed paper and chipboard
  • Mixed recyclable plastics
  • Mixed metal cans

Recycling guidelines

Please read our recycling guidelines for more details on the materials we accept for recycling. Recycling containers are available in buildings across campus. Cleaning staff will regularly collect recyclable items and take  them to the campus recycling facility. The items will be sold as commodities, and the revenues will be used to support the recycling program. Please contact your RA or building administrator for additional information or to arrange a recycling pick up.

Recycling site location & hours

The recycling site is located just north of the Cornell facilities building. The recycling site is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for use by anyone on campus.