Single Stream Recycling

Through the City of Grinnell, the college can now collect most standard recyclables as a single stream. The following can now be disposed of collectively in the same recycling bin.

  • Hard Plastic Containers labeled #1 through #7
  • Aluminum and tin cans
  • Glass bottles and containers
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Cardboard
  • Mixed Paper

The following should not be included and if deposited in the bin will cause the entire bin to be treated as trash:

  • Paper towels and tissue
  • Plastic bags and packaging
  • Wax coated cardboard and paper drink containers
  • Paper, plastic, and styrofoam serving items

Shredding must also be kept separate and placed next to the recycling bin. It will be recycled, but cannot be included in the single stream collection.

Electronic waste

Small electronic items, such as cell phones, cameras, chargers, and mp3 players, can be campus mailed to Chris Bair at Facilities Management. Large items such as computers, TV's, DVD players, and stereos, should be taken to the Facilities Management Building or call Chris Bair for a pickup.

Ink Cartridges

Used ink cartridges can be sent via campus mail to Chris Bair at Facilities Management. If your department generates a number of cartridges per year, it may be worth consolidating them and using them as a fundraiser for your department.

Batteries, CD's, and Packing Peanuts/Pillows

All batteries, used CD's, and packing peanuts can be campus mailed to Chris Bair at Facilities Management.

If you have any questions, please contact Chris Bair at x4311 or baircr[at]grinnell[dot]edu