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The Northwest Recycling Center accepts plastic containers, aluminum cans, mixed paper, cardboard and glass. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

The Northwest Recycling Center accepts plastic containers, aluminum cans, mixed paper, cardboard and glass. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

June 18, 2020

Northwest reopening recycling center with limited hours


Northwest Missouri State University will reopen its recycling operation to the public on Monday, June 22, with a new drop-off process and limited hours.

Beginning Monday, the Recycling Center, located in the 1100 block of Icon Road, will open to the public from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. During those hours, staff will be on hand to assist residents as they drive through the facility and discard recyclable materials.

The new drop-off hours and process are aimed at helping Northwest improve its recycling operations while reducing landfill costs resulting from non-recyclable materials being discarded in outside bins.

The center, which previously was open 24/7, has been closed since March 19 in an effort to safeguard University staff members tasked with handling, sorting and processing materials during the COVID-19 outbreak.

For more information about Northwest's recycling operations, including the types of materials Northwest accepts, visit www.nwmissouri.edu/services/sustainability/recycle.htm.


Media contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704