Recycling is handled by two departments - Environmental Management and Custodial Services. Please see contact information below for specific recyclable items.
This recycling policy applies to the academic and administrative buildings at Missouri State University.
If you have any questions about recycling cardboard, paper, plastic, or aluminum cans, please contact Custodial Services at 417-836-5265.
For other items such as batteries, styrofoam, e-waste, or other recyclables, please contact Environmental Management at 417-836-8334.
For information about the Residence Life recycling policy, please contact Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services at 417-836-5536.
What paper can be recycled?
All types and colors of paper may be recycled.
Paper can be placed in the large maroon "paper" collection containers located in the hallways of each academic and administrative building.
Large quantities of paper can be taken to the recycling dumpster. Arrangements must be made in advance. To arrange access to the locked dumpster and for the location, please call 417-836-5265.
Large quantities of paper may be picked up by Custodial Services upon request. Please give as much advance notice as possible (preferably 2-3 days).
All types of cardboard may be recycled. However, it is requested that severely soiled (grease, etc.) cardboard not be placed in the recycling container.
Cardboard may be placed in the cardboard recycling dumpster. (The cardboard must be flattened before it can be deposited.) The cardboard collection container is located at the north end of the University Stores and Maintenance building.
Large quantities of flattened cardboard may be picked up by Custodial Services upon request. Please ensure the cardboard is flattened before pick up. Please give as much advance notice as possible (preferably 2-3 days).
Plastic, glass and cardboard (drink containers)
Plastic bottles and aluminum cans may be placed together in the same recycling containers.
These materials may be placed in the collection containers labeled "Aluminum Cans" or "Plastic Bottles" located in the hallways of each academic and administrative building.