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SOU Recycles

SOU's Recycling Center sorts more than 6,000 pounds of recycling each month, on average. Thanks to your efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle, SOU has:

Diverted 54% of campus waste


 What can be recycled at SOU?

SOU recycling is picked up from the Recycling Center by our local waste hauler, Recology Ashland Sanitary. For an updated list on what can be accepted in the recycling, visit Ashland Recology.



Mixed Recycling

SOU works with our local hauler, Recology Ashland Sanitary, to recycle a variety of items, including:

  • Clean paper
  • Cardboard
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Tin Cans
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Etc.

Find out more about what is accepted by visiting Ashland Recology.


Reycle clean glass bottles and other containers on campus using one of the red recycling bins.


Recycle your rechargeable batteries at Facilities Management and Planning, Office 116.

Alkaline batteries are currently not accepted for recycling on campus. 

Ink Cartridges

Looking for a place to recycle your ink cartridges or toner?

Bring them to the ECOS office in SU 105.

School/Office Supplies

Do you have school/office supplies that can be reused or recycled? Call 541-552-8139 or place a work order with FMP. We can provide a large recycling bin for you or transport your items to the Free Stuff Shelf where the SOU community can gather them for reuse!




For any questions about recycling or to request containers for your event please contact SOU's Sustainability & Recycling Coordinator at 541-552-8139 or email


 Want to get involved?

The SOU Recycling Program has many volunteer and internship opportunities open to students and community members including:

Call 541-552-8139 or email for more information.


Have a special recycling need or request?


For service on events, special materials, or a large accumulation of recycling, please submit a WORK REQUEST.