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Recycling Highlights

2021 Homecoming Parade

K-State Recycling participates in the 2021 Homecoming Parade

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K-State Recycling
Kansas State University
1400 Claflin Road

785-532-7430
recycles@k-state.edu

K-State Recycling Center Hours:
Monday-Friday, 5 am to 1:30 pm, closed on weekends
Open for K-State faculty, staff and students only.

2017 Move-in

 For a complete list of recyclable items click here.

Each residence hall has a large roll off containers for recyclable material and trash. You can place all of the following in the recycle container: paper products, plastic material No. 1-7, aluminum/tin cans and cardboard. No glass is permitted in the containers. The landfill container takes all nonrecyclable material. There also is a canopy tent where you can place furniture and household and electronic items. Inside each residence hall, there are four large boxes where you can place the following items: clothing, blankets and pillows, nonperishable food items and books.

Living off campus? Drop off your recyclable items at the Recycling Center behind Weber Hall. Bins are accessible weekdays from 5:00 am Monday through 1:30 pm on Friday. Recyclables are not accepted on the weekend.

Student move-in gets 'A' for recycling

September 8, 2021

Congratulations students!

During fall 2021 move-in, K-Staters recycled 7.25 tons of recyclable material comprised of cardboard, paper products, plastic material No. 1-7 and aluminum cans, while only 5.76 tons went to the landfill.

With great coordination with students, Housing and Dining and recycling staff, we all make a difference.

Below is the history of move-in results

Recycling /refuse data

 

 

 

Date

Weight of recycling-tons

Weight of  refuse-tons 

Diversion rate-percent

2014

3.53

7.7

31.43

2015

6.23

8.48

42.35

2016

11.3

14.53

43.74

2017

7.54

4.5

62.62

2018

13.83

5.85

70.27

2019

11.23

1.81

86.11

2020

3.73

3.67

50.4

2021

7.25

5.76

55.72