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UWO's Recycling Guide

The Do's and Don'ts of recycling at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Recycling Hotline: 232-5383

Call the City of Oshkosh recycling hotline from 7:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Do Recycle Paper

(Shredded paper please place in a brown PAPER bag before placing it in the recycling cart)

  • Newspapers (all sections)
  • Brown paper grocery bags
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Home office paper
  • Junk Mail and envelopes
  • Beverage 12/24 packs
  • Kleenex boxes (boxes only
  • Hanging file folders (remove metal hangers)
  • Shredded paper


Not Recyclable

(Paper to throw away with your normal garbage)

  • Pizza boxes
  • Personal paper products - Tissue
  • Frozen food boxes
  • Dairy cartons
  • Paper with food on it
  • Paper cups from Reeve and all other Market Places
  • Styrofoam containers
  • Plastic bags


Do Recycle Containers

(Place LOOSE inside recycling cart)

  • Aluminum beverage cans
  • Tin food cans (Labels and lids on)
  • Glass food and beverage (Clear, Blue, Brown, Green)
  • Plastic Narrow-Necked Containers Marked with #1 or #2 (without caps)


Not Recyclable

(Items to be thrown away in your normal garbage)

  • Wide mouth #1 and #2 CONTAINERS - that contained these items:
  • oil, brake, transmission fluid, margarine, ice cream containers
  • Window Glass, Drinking glasses, Pyrex dishes
  • Ice Cream Buckets
  • #3 - #7 plastics
  • Plant Flats and Pots
  • Light Bulbs
  • Aluminum foil and cooking trays

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