There is a large green and white dumpster located adjacent to the Grounds Barn for recycling items (cardboard, paper, cans and glass). There are also individual recycling containers located around the campus grounds that are picked up by students. Inside campus buildings there are located blue containers for recycling items that are collected by house keeping.
The Earlham College recycling program is committed to minimizing the generation of solid waste and to a long-term goal of generating zero waste to landfill. We support recycling of glass, plastics #1 and #2, Aluminum cans, Steel cans, Office paper, Newspaper, Corrugated Cardboard, Lead and Acid batteries, Scrap Metal, Phone Books, Old Cell Phones and Ink Cartridges and Old Electrics and Computers. If you are in doubt about what to recycle please refer to The “Three Rs” of solid waste: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle @ Earlham College pamphlet and the Sustainability @ Earlham College pamphlet.