Recycling at Earlham

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 Center for Environmental Action. 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.

Annual Community-wide E-waste Recycling Drive will be held October 12th

Download the info poster here.

Acceptable E-waste Items:

Telephone systems, Cellular phones, PCs (personal computers), Laptops/Notebooks, Dehumidifiers, Desktop Computers/CPUs, CRT Monitors (no bare CRT tubes), Mainframe computers, Scanners, Printers, Fax machines, Back-up power supplies systems, Photocopiers, Toner cartridges, Microwaves, CDs/DVDs/Blue Rays, Floppy disks/Thumb Drives, Electronic motors, Televisions, Integrated Circuits (IC), Computer mice, Microphones, Computer Keyboards, VCR/DVD/CD Players, Games Systems (Xbox, Nintendo, Playstation, etc.), Power Supplies, Surge Protectors, Computer boards, Copiers, Cash Registers, Satellite Components

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 glass
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
Newspaper
Corrugated cardboard

Campus houses:

Earlham's Recycling Policy may be downloaded here.

An inventory of all indoor recycling bins may be downloaded here

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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
47374-4095
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
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