Donate to Campus Sustainability
Interested in making a donation towards campus sustainability efforts? To donate online, click on the "Make a Gift" button below. Make sure to choose "Campus Sustainability" from the drop down menu next to Annual Societies and miscellaneous fundraising efforts on the online form.
Would you like to be added to our Sustainability List Serve? Send Linda Zellmer (LR-Zellmer@wiu.edu) an email with your request. This list serve is based on your WIU email and you can send emails to the group and you will receive emails from others within the group about various sustainability events, research, and committee meetings.
Recycling at Western
WIU's recycling program is a "co-mingled" system, meaning all items are combined and there is no need to worry about which bin to place recyclables in.
What can be Recycled?
Glass (all colors)
- Salsa Jars
- Beverage Jars
- 2 Liter Bottles
- Laundry Detergent
- Soda & Water Bottles
- Milk Jugs
- Yogurt & Butter Containers
Paper Products (Including Cardstock)
- White & Color Paper
- Newspaper & Magazines
Chipboard & Cardboard
- Tissue Boxes
- Food Boxes
- Cereal Boxes
- Corrugated Cardboard
Metals (Aluminium & Tin Cans)
- Aluminium Cans
- Soup Cans
- Vegetable Cans
- Metal Lids
- Aluminium Foil
Rocky Bikes - Bike Share Program
Rocky Bikes is a bike share program that provides a free 48 hour rental of a bike to any faculty, staff, or student. Register for the program by coming to Transportation Services at the Grigsby Physical Plant, Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. You must have your WIU ID with you in order to reserve a bike. The Grisby Physical Plant is located across from Thompson Hall. The entrance to Transportation Services is located along the south side of the building, across from the gas pumps.
Starting May 16, the hours for Rocky Bikes will be 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.
Conversations for the natural and social sciences, arts and humanities, and business. Held in conjunction with GH299 Honors Seminar, Aspects of Sustainability.
Tuesdays, 12:30-2:10 at the Malpass Library (Location varies, view full schedule for specific location)
An annual event designed to celebrate Campus Sustainability Day, to showcase rural community development practices, and to provide continuing education credits to teachers. The Summit highlights activities that strive to improve our region’s quality of life.
RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over an 8-week period each spring, colleges across the United States and Canada report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week and are in turn ranked in various categories based on who recycles the most on a per capita basis, as well as which schools have the best recycling rate as a percentage of total waste and which schools generate the least amount of combined trash and recycling.