Residential Hall Recycling Info

Residents in each hall are responsible for bringing collected cardboard, paper, plastic, metal, and redeemables ($.05 deposit glass, plastic, and aluminum) to the collection center for their floor or building.  This will be collected by the recycling crew up to three times each week.

Luther does not provide recycling containers for individual rooms.  If you didn't bring one from home, or don't have an extra garbage can to dedicate for recycling, no big deal.  The easiest thing to do is take an old cardboard box to collect all your recycling (we can help you find a box if you can't).  Once a week, take the box to your hall collection center and sort contents into the proper containers.  Need a sign to make it clear to visitors of your room that the box is dedicated to recycling?  Download one here.

As of May 2015, a grant from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources allowed the Center for Sustainable Communities to purchase seven roll-off recycling bins as a substantial step towards a more refined and effective recycling program. Each blue recycling bin has been placed next to each residence hall, and it is highly encouraged that students, faculty, and staff use them for all recyclable items. The bins have recycling compartments for cardboard, paper, plastics #1-7, and metals. Read more about the grant and plans for implementation here

Baker Village

  • Collection center in the basement of Baker Commons
  • Collected three times each week

Brandt Hall

  • Collection center is located outside of Brandt's east wing next to the dumpster
  • Collected three times each week
  • Also collected from recycling containers in Brandt's main study lounge and social lounge

College Apartments

  • Collection centers are located inside each set of apartment groupings
  • Collected three times each week

Farwell Hall

  • Collection centers are located in each cluster in either the kitchen or laundry room
  • Collected three times each week
  • Glass can not be put into the trash chute

Larsen Hall

  • Collection centers are located on each floor and in the recycling/garbage area between Olson and Larsen halls
  • Collected two times each week

Miller and Dieseth Halls (Towers)

  • Collection centers are located in the trash room of each floor
  • Collected three times each week
  • Glass can not be put into the trash chute

Olson Hall

  • Collection centers are located by the service center on the ground floor and in the recycling/garbage area between Olson and Larsen halls
  • Collected three times each week

Prairie Houses

  • Collection centers are located inside each Prairie House
  • Collected one time each week

Ylvisaker Hall

  • Collection center is located outside in the recycling/garbage area between Ylvi and Miller halls
  • Collected three times each week
  • Recycling containers are on every floor in Ylvi