Recycling has never been easier at Wartburg College.

The new Wartburg system is similar to that of a citywide curbside program. Take items from your “home” — office or residence hall room — to the “curb” or central point, such as a central office or the recycling stations. From there, Wartburg staff will manage the materials.

The following items are accepted, although all items are not accepted at every recycling station:

• white paper 

• mixed paper

• magazines

• newspapers

• plastics (#1-7)

• glass (clear)

• cardboard

• tin cans

• aluminum

• redeemables (pop/alcohol bottles and cans)

Whether you are on the faculty, staff or are a student, it’s easy to recycle.

Faculty and staff should have a bin for their paper products in their office. If you need one, you can use an old box top or envelope box, or email, or pick one up in the REUSE(D) store in Old Main 15.

Every office suite should have at least two recycling bins for white paper and mixed paper. It is important that only white paper be placed in the white paper bins. All other paper products, such as magazines, newspapers, glossy, or colored paper can be placed in the mixed bin.

Recycling of the other items is different in each office, so  talk to your office coordinator for details or contact Anne Duncan at ext. 8536 or email

Students can use recycling “curbs” outside the residence halls near the dumpsters and in the recycling rooms on each floor in Löhe and Grossman. Use your new recycling bag — found in each room on campus — to move your items to the recycling centers.

See the map for designated areas at

For more details about recycling on campus, including what to do with those hard-to-recycle items, visit

The more waste that is diverted from landfills, the more money is saved on waste management. Keep the Wartburg campus green and clean! If you have questions, contact the Sustainability Office in Old Main 15, email or call (319) 352-8536.