Deskside Recycling

March 1999
Chapter 1

Section: 1:150

Deskside Recycling

University of Missouri-Columbia faculty and staff members may voluntarily participate in deskside recycling, a paper recycling program. The purposes of the program are to decrease the amount of trash, reduce MU’s solid waste disposal costs, help add to the longevity of the Columbia landfill and reutilize post-consumer paper.

Materials for The Recycling Bins/Barrels

These materials may be placed in recycling bins:

  • Bond Paper
  • Cardstock
  • Computer Paper
  • Copy Paper
  • Envelopes
  • File Folders
  • Heavy Papers
  • Manila Envelopes
  • Notebook Paper
  • Old Files
  • Old Records
  • Pamphlets (no glue)
NOTE: Don’t worry about staples, rubber bands or paper clips.

Do not place these materials in recycling bins:

  • Carbon Paper
  • Cardboard Boxes
  • Food
  • Glass
  • Glossy Paper
  • Kleenex
  • Magazines
  • Plastic
  • Manuscript Boxes
  • Metal
  • Newsprint
  • Post-ems
  • Waxy Paper
  • Window Envelopes

For More Information

  • To order more barrels or to resolve problems with the program, contact the Sustainability Office (884-9319).
  • Questions about the pick up schedule may be directed to your building coordinator.