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Single Stream Recycling: refers to a system in which individuals no longer have to separate paper, plastic, metals, and other recyclable materials into separate containers; all recycled materials are collected in one blue recycling bin and then separated at the Material Recovery Facility (MRF). Here the materials are broken down and developed into new substances to be used in the creation of other products.


How to Properly Recycle in Residence Hall rooms:

  1. Put all recyclables in small, blue recycling bins provided by ResLife (No can liner needed)
  2. When full, take the bin to designated recycling dumpster located outside your building
  3. Single-stream recycling allows you to put all recyclables in one recycling bin, EFFICIENT and SIMPLE

Watch this video for more information on Single Stream Recycling:

Recycling DO’s and DON’T’s



Newspaper, Paper, Magazines  Plastic Bags
Aluminum, Steal, and Tin Cans  Styrofoam or Paper To-Go Containers
Cardboard and Paper Bags  Plastic Lids/Caps
Glass Bottles and Jars  Pizza Boxes
All Plastic Bottles and Jugs (Code #1-7)  Light bulbs
Paper Beverages and Cartons  Plastic Six-Pack Holders

For more information on recycling in Oshkosh, check out the city’s website.

For more information on recycling and sustainability campus initiatives you can find them here.