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Trash and Recycling

Over 20,000 students, faculty, and staff step on Oklahoma State University’s campus every day and use wide array materials, from food to furniture, from paper to medical supplies. When possible, OSU works to divert materials away from the landfill through recycling, composting, and reuse. It is the responsibility of residents to keep the living space in the community clean and free from waste. Trash, food containers, and unsanitary situations can attract pests as well as create unpleasant living situations for the community. Such items should not be stored in excess within the room/unit but taken to the designated dumpster or recycle location.


Residents and their guests are required to keep trash or recyclables inside their apartments, suites, or rooms. Any trash or recyclables in the breezeway or hallway is prohibited. Trash or recyclables left in breezeways, balconies, lobbies, lounges, and outside rooms will be assessed a $25 per bag damage charge.

ResLife Recycles!—What can you recycle?

The OSU Sustainability website has great information, resources and the latest news about our University's efforts to lead in sustainability.  See the ResLife Recycles to learn more about what can be recycled and how to properly dispose of your recyclables. There are blue recycling dumpsters located nearby the halls.

OSU Sustainability

OSU + YOU = Recycles

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