Corrugated Cardboard Recycling

The corrugated cardboard recycling program provides an additional recycling option for cardboard so it does not consume valuable space within small recycling bins. This service is provided by Waste Management Company.

Generators of cardboard in buildings are solely responsible for placing them in green dumpsters at the loading dock and not custodial staff.

Accepted items

Note: Remove all contaminants (e.g., Packing peanuts, Styrofoam, shrink wrap, and other such contaminants, and break down cardboard prior to placing in collection bins.

  • Corrugated Cardboard (i.e., "waffle" layer sandwiched between two outer layers of paper)

Not accepted

  • Waxed boxes (e.g. meat boxes)
  • Boxes with food residue, oil, or similar contaminants (e.g. pizza boxes)
  • Chipboard/wetboard and other non-corrugated paper products - see Single Stream Recycling

Bin Locations

Corrugated cardboard recycling is available at certain building locations on campus. Each location in the program has a designated collection bin (wired) or green dumpster (2 yard or 6 yard), typically on the loading dock at back side of building.

Collection Dates

Pick Up Schedule: Weekly pickups vary per building depending on the recycle volume. High volume buildings have collections multiple times per week. Low volume buildings may not have a collection point at that building and may be directed to move their cardboard to a higher volume building collection point.

To request a one-time pickup: Complete a Cardboard Pickup Request.

To have your building reviewed for Cardboard Recycling: Contact Recycling Services.

Collection Schedule

Building Location Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri On-call
Advanced Teaching and Research Building Loading dock, north side of the building Mon   Wed      
Agronomy Hall room inside dock (south door)           on-call
Alumni Center east side           on-call
Applied Science 1 dock           on-call
Armory north side by dumpster Mon          
Atanasoff Hall shared w/Snedecor-bin is between bldgs           on-call
Beardshear Hall Carver Hall           on-call
Bessey Hall dock           on-call
Biorenewables Research Laboratory outside west door Mon          
Black Engineering Building enclosure east of dumpster           on-call
Carver Hall east side of building at the loading dock           on-call
College of Design bin on dock           on-call
Communications Building outside north of building Mon       Fri  
Coover Hall     Wed      
Curtiss Hall bin on east side by dumpster           on-call
Durham Center inside building (by dumpster)     Wed      
Enrollment Services Center SW side of building near dumpster and confidential bin           on-call
Environmental Health and Safety Services Building one dumpster west side near trash dumpster, one dumpster north         Fri  
Extension 4-H Building Loading dock           on-call
Financial Services Building will set outside           on-call
Food Sciences Building inside back door     Wed      
Forker Building Dock, north side of building (wired bin)           on-call
Frederiksen Court Community Center Hawthorn Court, loading dock north side of building Mon   Wed   Fri  
Friley Residence Hall Food Service dock Mon   Wed   Fri  
General Services Building horseshoe parking dock M,W / Material Stores north side of bldg Wed Mon   Wed      
Gerdin Business Building bin on dock     Wed      
Gilman Hall dock         Fri  
Hach Hall loading dock     Wed      
Hamilton Hall on loading dock, north side of building           on-call
Heady Hall loading dock east side, includes East Hall           on-call
Hixson-Lied Student Success Center north dock           on-call
Hoover Hall           on-call
Howe Hall dock           on-call
Jack Trice Stadium East and west concourse           on-call
Kildee Hall 2nd dock (middle) by big dumpster, includes Meat Lab, Farm Bureau           on-call
Knapp-Storms Building dock Mon   Wed   Fri  
Lagomarcino Hall dock           on-call
LeBaron Hall by dumpster in front of MacKay, west end           on-call
Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center Inside recycling room (north door of south dock)           on-call
MacKay Hall by dumpster in front of MacKay, west end           on-call
Maple-Willow-Larch Commons loading dock south of building Mon   Wed   Fri  
Meats Laboratory 2nd dock (middle) by big dumpster, includes Kildee, Farm Bureau           on-call
Memorial Union in container on south dock: 7 days a week when classes are in session Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri  
Metals Development Building Mon          
Molecular Biology Building dock Mon          
National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment loading dock     Wed      
National Swine Research and Information Center loading dock     Wed      
Oak-Elm Residence Hall loading dock Mon   Wed   Fri  
Palmer Building dock, includes Catt Hall and Horticulture Hall           on-call
Parks Library 55 ft yellow container on dock           on-call
Patterson Hall inside building - across from room 1385C Mon   Wed   Fri  
Physics Hall Main loading dock: share bin with Zaffarano & Wilhelm           on-call
Printing and Publications Building inside bin Mon          
Research Park 1 behind loading dock            
Research Park 2 near double doors, back dock            
Research Park 3 inside dumpster enclosure            
Research Park 4 inside dumpster enclosure            
Research Park 5 inside dumpster enclosure            
Research Park 6 by the fence enclosure            
Research Park 7            
Ross Hall NE dock           on-call
Roy J. Carver Co-Lab           on-call
Scheman Building enclosure on north side           on-call
Science Hall northwest loading dock           on-call
Science Hall II bright green container on loading dock behind dumpster           on-call
Seed Science Building west side (inside)           on-call
Snedecor Hall Shared w/Atanasoff-bin is between bldgs.           on-call
Spedding Hall on dock - wire crate         Fri  
State Gymnasium south side of building     Wed      
Student Innovation Center loading dock, close to Sweeney building Mon   Wed      
Student Services           on-call
Sukup Hall loading dock Mon          
Surplus Facility Airport Road Mon   Wed      
Sweeney Hall dock behind compressed air racks           on-call
Thielen Student Health Center northeast loading dock, includes Beyer Hall Mon   Wed   Fri  
Town Engineering Building dock behind dumpster           on-call
Union Drive Community Center dock west side Mon   Wed   Fri  
University Child Care Center at Veterinary Medicine Mon   Wed   Fri  
Vet Med Power Plant On the loading dock Mon   Wed   Fri  
Wilhelm Hall Main loading dock: share bin with Zaffarano           on-call
Wilson Residence Hall Maple/Willow/Larch, loading dock south of building Mon   Wed   Fri  
Zaffarano Physics Addition Main loading dock: share bin with Physics & Wilhelm           on-call


Monthly Fee per bin Pickups per week
$80 1
$160 2
$240 3
$320 4
$400 5