Student demonstrating proper recycling technique at a Tiger Tailgate Recycling event.

Did you know contamination is one of the leading issues with our recycling efforts nationwide? In order to cut back on contamination it is vital that we each understand what is recyclable and what is not. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the recycling options below, refer to our Paws before You Toss handout. 

  • Container Recycling
  • Paper Recycling
  • Paper Shredding
  • Cardboard Recycling
  • Electronic Waste (E-Waste)
  • Ink/Toner Cartridges
  • Batteries
  • Plastic Bags
  • Metal
  • Furniture/Large Equipment (MU Owned)
  • Household Hazardous Wastes (Personal)
  • Packing Materials
  • Tyvek Envelopes
  • Light Bulbs

Wondering where to take your broken down cardboard boxes or empty the small paper recycling bin within your office? MU student Chris Miller created a paper and cardboard map in spring 2019 to help you know where to go to find the nearest recycling area on campus. Miller who graduated in 2019 studied soil, environmental and atmospheric sciences.

*If you notice a bin has been moved due to construction, please email us at