Truman Recycling Information

This week's printed issue contains an insert with a November calendar and information about what Truman recycles.

Log on to to find out what Truman recycles.

In addition, a November 2007 calendar is available online at with additional recycling information.

What Truman Recycles:
Mixed Office Paper
   Can be tied with string, placed in cardboard box or paper bags or placed loose in mixed office paper containers.

    Computer paper
    Typing paper
    Writing paper
    Photocopy paper
    Light pastel colors
    File folders
    Unwanted residential mail
Not acceptable:
    Carbon paper, other sensitized paper
    Blueprint paper
    Film, photographs, tape or glue
    Metal objects, spiral binders, fasteners

Shredded Paper

All shredded paper must be in bags and tied securely.
    White paper
    Colored paper
    Any paper that can be placed in mixed office.

Printer Cartridges

Place in any recycling container.

Plastic Bottles and Jugs
Check the bottom of the container for the recycling logo. Inside the logo is a number identifying the type of plastic. Generally, plastics accepted for recycling at Truman are No. 1 and No. 2 only.
Containers must be rinsed.
Please discard all caps and lids.
    Milk jugs
    Juice jugs
    Food containers
    Detergent bottles
    Shampoo bottles
    Butter containers
    Bleach jugs
    Yogurt containers
    PET containers
Not acceptable:
    Motor oil bottles


All aluminum cans are acceptable. Please rinse the cans and remove labels if possible.


All glass is acceptable. Please rinse the containers and remove labels if possible.

America Recycles Day
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Nov. 15
Student Union Building
(on the mall, weather permitting)

Information tables include:
• University Recycling Center
• ECO: “Bring your own bag”
• General recycling information
• Garbology and demonstrations
• University Composting project

Recycling Center Tours
Anyone who would like to have a tour of the Recycling Center on campus can contact Howard Worcester, Truman’s recycle coordinator, at 785.7672 to schedule a tour after Nov. 15.

Truman’s Recycling Center is located in Building 4 of the Dulaney/Baldwin Complex on the south side of LaHarpe St. across from the rappelling tower at the south end of campus.

Truman’s Recycling Center accepts public drop-off items from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The University Recycling Center will be closed on all holidays.

Contact Howard Worcester, Truman’s recycle coordinator, at 785.7672 for more information.
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