The ISU Recycle Center was established in 1989, which has reduced our deliveries to the landfill; ISU is now sending 15% of the solid waste to the landfill that it did in 1990. So far, the Recycle Center has diverted over 40 million pounds of materials from landfills and saved ISU over $1 million.

Our purchasing department stores old furniture and other items from across campus for reuse. Once they have reached the end of their usable life in a university setting, the items are auctioned locally, rather than sent to a landfill, whenever possible.