Recycling and Landfill

Campus Recycling and Landfill

Recycling 101

Creighton University is a single-stream recycling campus. This means paper, cardboard, plastic, and metal can all commingle in any recycling bin on campus. We work with First Star Recycling for our recycling needs.

If you have a recyclable item from the list below, please place the empty, clean item in any bin marked for recycling. We have a variety of recycling bins on campus. Some may say they only take cans, paper, or plastic, but do not be deceived! You can place any recyclable item in any type of recycling bin.

At this time, Creighton does not offer glass recycling. Glass can be recycled at the nearby Northeast Drop-Off Site between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

We have 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 posters to your office! Please note: Posters are 11" x 17".

Creighton's Facilities Management is responsible for the University's recycling program. Visit Creighton's Custodial Services page for more information.

Visit Wasteline for more drop-off locations and information about City of Omaha recycling.

If you still have questions about what can and cannot be recycled you may visit First Star Recycling's Guide.

What can be recycled?

What can be recycled?

Any recyclable item can go into any recycle bin.

Additional Cardboard Locations

Extra-large cardboard boxes can be recycled in two locations: 1. On the first floor of Creighton Hall, near the vending machines and ; 2. Outside, to the west of Skutt Student Center. Please break down boxes before you place them in a bin, thank you!


What must go to landfill?

What must go to landfill?

Items below cannot go into our campus recycling bins. When possible, please reuse items such as plastic bags. If items cannot be reused, please place them in a landfill receptacle.

Additional Recycling and Landfill Information

Additional Recycling and Landfill Information

Rechargeable batteries, empty aerosol cans, lightbulbs other than incandescent, mercury-containing devices: The EPA and NDEQ require us to recycle these items. Please contact our Chemical Coordinator, Mary Duda for assistance with recycling these items.

Computers and Electronics

Scrap Metal and Large Quantities of Items: Please fill out a work order.

Lab Equipment: For disposal of medical or scientific lab equipment, please contact our Chemical Coordinator, Mary Duda.