Sustainable Creighton

Sustainable Creighton

St. Ignatius statue

Recycling Update

First Star Recycling recently announced that they will no longer accept commercial sing-stream recycling due to contamination and market forces. After meeting with First Star for a visual audit or our materials, we learned that we may continue our single-stream recycling program here at Creighton.

While the recycling material we send to First Star has been deemed acceptable for now, we need your help to keep contamination low so we can continue our single-stream recycling program. You can help by reviewing the Recycling Update, sharing the update with your colleagues, and by consulting with our Creighton Recycling Guide when you are unsure about what can and cannot be recycled.

Please remember to never place any of the following in recycling bins:

  • Food and liquid
  • Trash bags
  • Plastic shopping bags
  • Binders
  • Electronics
  • Pens, pencils, markers

Recycling Posters

Wondering what items are recyclable at Creighton and what must go to the landfill? We have new recycling posters with information about recycling on campus! If you would like posters for your area, please contact Becky Crowell with the number you would like. We will happily deliver the materials to your office!
Please note: Posters are 11" x 17".


Feast of St. Francis Open Planning

Every year, Creighton celebrates the Feast of St. Francis with a mass, followed by a luncheon where students, faculty, and staff are recognized for their dedication to the spirit of St. Francis and for advancing sustainability in the classroom, on campus, and throughout the city. A number of other events such as a Catholic Climate Covenant program will be part of the St. Francis celebration. If you are interested in planning or assisting with events, please email Becky at

New Green Office and Recycling Guides

A new Recycling Guide and Green Office Guide are available to help Creighton students, faculty, and staff better conserve resources during daily activities.