Recycling is an important aspect of waste reduction, and is a celebrated practice at Earlham. Our recycling program is jointly managed by the Facilities Department, Housekeeping Services, and the Sustainability Office. A team of work-study students focuses on education and outreach on campus recycling as well as staffing the transport of recyclables to the central pick-up point. Earlham is a single stream, co-mingled recycling site.
We are now able to accept all of the following items in any recycling bin on campus:
Plastics with numbers 1 or 2 (number is usually on the bottom of a plastic container inside the recycling symbol)
All steel, tin, aluminum or bi-metal cans or containers
Any color, weight, or texture of paper
Paperboard (cereal boxes etc.)
Telephone books, magazines, catalogs
Earlham's Recycling Policy may be downloaded here.
An inventory of all indoor recycling bins may be downloaded here.