Newspapers placed in these bins are recycled.
Even the blue Rubbermaid bins are made from recycled material.
For your convenience, newspaper recycling bins are located in the buildings
listed below. The recycling bins typically are located near the Iowa
State Daily distribution site in each of the building (see bin location chart
below). Bikes at Work
(those folks on bicycles) provides the gray bins with blue slotted lids in areas
off of main hallways, i.e. vending areas, lunchrooms, etc. Cycles Recycling also
collects the newspapers, checking each location several times per week, and
determining frequency of each building.
Newspaper Recycling Program
See recycling locations on the online campus map
|Administrative Services Building
||inside the south door entry
||1st floor by vending machines; outside Room 1126
||First floor east entrance in mailroom
||south end by Parking Systems Office
||mail room on ground floor (using blue barrel)
||south entry by Daily distribution box & Room 210
||Basement next to ISU Daily box
||First floor west end
||by ISU Daily box
|College of Design
||1st floor next to Design Cafe
||by elevator on 1st floor
||east entry by Daily distribution box & Room 2245
||Ground floor by Daily distribution box & outside auditorium doors on main floor and balcony
||foyer between East & Heady
|Frederiksen Court Community Center
|General Services Building
||vending room (toter bin)
|Gerdin Business Building
||ground floor, east entry & lecture hall
||lounge area & Room 0158
||foyer between East & Heady
||1st floor hallway behind auditorium
||Room 1373 by ISU Daily distribution box
||by west entry
|Jacobson Athletic Building
||west doors inside front entry
||east side breezeway by ISU Daily distribution box
||next to ISU Daily distribution box in main hallway
||north Commons entry & by check-out line
|Molecular Biology Building
||south entry by ISU Daily distribution box
||main entry & dock
||1st floor entry commons area and Room 12
|Science Hall II
||1st floor student lounge
|Seed Science Building
|Technical and Administrative Services Facility
||Gentle Doctor Cafe (toter bin)
Newspapers collected in a semi-trailer for recycling.
Currently we are recycling almost nine tons of newspaper per month. Each ton
recycled represents a diverted savings of $60, the current university disposal
fee at the Ames Resource Recovery Plant.
NOTE: Campus recycling bins are for The Daily and other newspapers originally
delivered to campus as part of your educational/departmental activities. Please
do not bring paper from home, as we incur costs in regards to volume of newspaper
taken to trailer. Thank you.
The revenue we receive for newspaper is minimal, but the custodial time savings
we receive from not having to collect discarded newspaper and the avoided
tipping fee help offset the cost somewhat. Even though we do not make money
recycling newspapers, the benefit to the environment and reduced litter enhances
the appearance of our buildings and grounds.
Contact the Recycling Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
at 294-0692 if you have any questions about newspaper recycling.
Visit our Request Form to have your newspaper picked up.