Campus-Wide Recycling Returns to CSU

Campus-Wide Recycling Returns to CSUAs part of the CSU "Go Green" initiative, Chicago State University buildings once again have paper, plastic and aluminum recycling bins available throughout campus. This is the first campus-wide recycling plan implemented at the University in over a decade.

The benefits  of recycling range from saving the university money to protecting the quality of our air and water to leading by example as a responsible institution. The Go Green initiative has the potential to keep over 60 tons of paper and 20 tons of containers out of area landfills - saving over a thousand trees and the energy equivalent of up to 40 barrels of oil.  Even if CSU only recycled half of the paper and containers from campus, it would cut campus garbage production by almost 25%.

The project is made possible through a partnership with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.  A portion of the cost of the project is being financed by a recycling grant that was awarded by the Department’s Illinois Recycling Grants Program to the university after a competitive application process.  The CSU family expresses its gratitude to the Department’s Office of Energy & Recycling for their assistance in helping making our campus even greener.        

In addition to the new comprehensive recycling effort, CSU also collects batteries for recycling on the first floor of the Student Union Building and the Library, collects clean plastic bags for reuse or recycling at the Library Circulation Desk, and recycles all broken computers and monitors.