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Recycling at WKU

Single Stream Recycling

Single stream recycling means that most recycling commodities can be combined into one container, making recycling seamless and easier than ever. At WKU, we put paper, plastics #1-7, aluminum, glass, tin, and small cardboard into one container. We separate out larger cardboard, like shipping boxes. We do not recycle plastic bags or styrofoam. When you put all of your recyclables into one container on campus, it gets sorted out off-site and recycled. 

Learn all about what happens to the recycling when it leaves WKU here. 

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For more information about glass recycling click HERE.


Single Stream Recycling bins are available in all buildings on main campus. Indoor bins are serviced by Facilities Management Environmental Services Attendants (ESA's). ESA's pull filled green bags from the recycling bins and take all recycling to the large recycling dumpster outside of each building. Single Stream recycling is also collected at all major events on campus. After large events, student and community volunteers recycle all material left in the bleachers through the Stadium Recycling Program. Lastly, single stream recycling is collected in outdoor bins. These bins are serviced by the Facilities Management Grounds Crew. Recycling is made possible through the dedicated work of our custodial staff, grounds employees and enthusiastic volunteers. 


 ESA gathering recycling      Outdoor Recycling Bins



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 Last Modified 2/15/23