John Carroll University will made a significant improvement in its campus-wide recycling efforts in 2007. The University entered into an agreement with Landmark Disposal for the removal of the University’s solid waste and recyclables. Landmark uses a “state-of-the-art” processing center in Medina County where the trash and recyclables will be separated.

Items to be placed in Recycle Containers and Green Dumpsters:

  • Mixed Office Paper
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Catalogs
  • Phone Books
  • Cardboard
  • Junk Mail
  • All Plastic Cans/Containers
  • Aluminum Cans/Containers and Scrap
  • Metal Cans/Containers and Scrap
  • Untreated, non-painted, non-stained Dimensional Lumber
  • Untreated Pallets
  • (Glass Accepted)

Items to be placed in General Trash Containers and Beige Dumpsters

  • Wet Food Items
  • Furniture
  • Landscaping Debris
  • General Dirt & Debris
  • Glass
  • Plywood
  • Dried Paint & Construction Debris

Items to be placed in Food Compactors

  • Wet Food Items
  • Limited, Contaminated Food/Kitchen Prep Paper & Packaging

Medina Central Processing Center

Other Items recycled and/or disposed of under Federal Regulations through other areas include: Batteries, Computer Equipment, Fluorescent Light Bulbs, Oil & Anti-Freeze, Packaging Peanuts/Film, Toner Cartridges, & Cellular Phones.

John Carroll University is participating in Recyclemania for the second year under the Benchmarking Division.


IRN: The Recyling Network

In summer 2012, John Carroll participated in the IRN Surplus Reuse Program, donating 5.369 tons of residential furniture for relief efforts in El Roasio, Guatamala, and 9.8915 tons to Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic.