Recycling at NIU

Recycling and resource use are critical components of our campus sustainability efforts. We are dedicated to improving our current recycling systems and minimizing resource use. 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 management of materials, we will reduce our consumption, minimize our contribution to the landfill and reduce our carbon footprint.

General Recycling

Electronics Recycling (e-waste)

Battery Recycling

Light Bulb Recycling

Toner/Ink Cartridge Recycling

Pens, Pencils, Markers, and Misc. Office Supply Recycling

Recycling Directory provided by the DeKalb County Health Department

Campus programs that support recycling

Building Services

Environmental Health and Safety

Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy

Materials Management

NIU Green Paws Environmental Alliance

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.