Recycling and resource use are critical components of Northern Illinois University's campus sustainability efforts. At NIU, we are dedicated to improving our current recycling systems and minimizing resource use to better meet our campus sustainability initiatives. In a world of finite resources, the ways in which we use resources to support university operations and campus life, and the way we manage our waste products play a key role in defining the university's environmental footprint. By implementing recycling options for all materials and improving university management of materials, we will reduce our consumption, minimize our contribution to the landfill, and reduce our carbon footprint.
For community members and students that don't have access to campus recycling, there is a community recycling bin located off of Lincoln Highway on the west side of Stadium Drive. This bin is available for anyone to use at any time. The bin is located in a turnabout area just west of the Dorland Building.