As of the spring semester 2015 Wheaton College is using Republic services to implement single stream recycling. This means all recyclable materials can now be put into the same bin!

Here is a list of all items permitted for recycling on campus:


  • All office paper, any color, any ink
  • Paper envelopes
  • Post-it notes
  • Papers
  • Time cards
  • Index cards
  • Computer print outs
  • Color office paper
  • Laser printed paper
  • Letterhead stationary
  • Loose-leaf pages
  • Receipts
  • Scratch pads
  • Copy and typing paper
  • NCR (no carbon required)
  • Envelopes with window
  • Legal pads
  • Brown paper bags
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • Cereal boxes (no plastic bag inside)
  • Phone books

DO NOT recycle:
Carbon paper, Waxed paper, Food wrappings, Tyvek envelopes, Chipboards Transparencies


  • Glass Bottles
  • Glass Jars

DO NOT recycle light bulbs, plate glass, tempered glass mirrors, ceramics, Pyrex or any glas that is not a container. Please DO NOT recycle broken glass.


  • Water Bottles
  • Soda Bottles
  • Juice Bottles
  • Soap Bottles
  • Milk Jugs
  • Detergent Jugs
  • Peanut Butter Jars
  • Mayonnaise Jars

DO NOT recycle plastic wrap, plastic bags or containers not marked with a number from 1 to 7, such as motor oils, antifreeze or hazardous materials. NO PVC, foam cups or foam packing.

Important Recycling Facts

  • Remember to empty out all containers
  • Do NOT recycle soda cans or bottles that are full
  • Remove all screw tops off bottles
  • DO NOT put ANY food items into the recycling bins
  • Any soiled paper or plastic CANNOT be recycled
  • The cleaner the better! If you can clean out and rinse your containers it is easier to recycle.