Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability


‌‌What can you recycle at Loyola? Click here to find out!

Through education, Loyola is making great strides to conserve resources thereby reducing the university’s impact on the environment.

  • If you would like someone to discuss Loyola's recycling program at a staff or departmental meeting, please contact Aaron Durnbaugh.

The University's recycling program is managed by the Facilities Management Department. They partner with the Institute's Office of Sustainability and Residence Life to reach out across the campus to ensure recyclables are recycled! 

  • Loyola's recycling rates continue to increase and landfill rates decrease!


Recyclable items (mixed paper, plastics #1–5 & 7, aluminum/foil items, and glass) are collected separately from other solid waste items. Additionally, mixed paper is collected separately from the plastics, cans and glass items through a "dual-stream" collection process.

  • 24 tons of recyclables are collected monthly
  • Ongoing commitment to increase collection of recyclables


Since 2007 new programs have been implemented to collect batteries, ink jet cartridges and small electronics.