Ohio University

Recycle at Ohio University

 

Due to the unfortunate COVID-19 pandemic, the Campus Recycling shop is closed and the staff is reduced until further notice. We are only performing urgent work orders. If there is an emergency or urgency, please call facilities management at 740-593-2911 or visit their website.

For more information on how OHIO is responding to this global crisis, click here.

For updates and further information on the virus, visit the CDC website

Stay safe out there, bobcats!

No Food, No Bags, No Liquids

No bags, food, liquid in recycling

China recently stopped accepting plastic products from other countries, creating a global plastic crisis. Athens Hocking Recycling Center can no longer accept plastic bags and film plastics as a recycled product. In order to lessen the usage of plastic bags, Campus Recycling is asking for the public to stop using plastic bags and start bring your own bags. Click here to learn more about Campus Recycling's new initiative.

Be smart and reuse, reduce, recycle.

Easier than Ever

Mixed Recycling: Ohio University and Athens City have gone Single-stream -- a newer and more efficient method than previous practices. All clean paper, cardboard, cartons, glass bottles and jars, metal cans, aluminum foil, and #1 through #7 plastics including plastic bags are now recycled together in a single container! 

The Bobcat 3 R's:Recycle, Relax, Repeat.

80% Sustainability Goal

Ohio University has set a goal of recycling 80% of all waste generated. Campus Recycling is responsible for maintaining, monitoring, troubleshooting and upgrading the recycling and solid waste at all campus buildings and grounds areas. Within these areas are 4,000 recycling units in residence halls consisting of 16,000 bins; 350 bins in apartments; and recycling containers in all offices and other areas in academic, administrative and support areas.