Newspaper

Newsprint is a low-quality of paper used to produce newspapers and some advertising materials. Magazines and other types of paper are not considered newsprint and should be placed in the Mixed Office Paper container.


Reuse Options

MSU departments can send rare or collectible newspapers through campus mail to the Surplus Store in an envelope or reused copy paper box. If you have more than a copy paper box submit a Pick Up Request Form (PURF). Students, faculty and staff can drop items off at the Surplus Store during regular business hours.


Where to Recycle Newspaper

Interior Recycling Stations
Place in the container labeled “Mixed Paper.” For large office clean-outs or document shredding options submit a service request.

Residence Halls
Place in the container labeled “Mixed Paper.”

Public Drop off Center
Place in the container labeled “Newspaper.”

University Apartments Recycling Stations
Place in the container labeled “Mixed Paper.”

Athletic Event Recycling Stations
Place all recyclable materials in one of the single stream recycling containers located throughout the event facility.

Exterior Recycling Stations
Place in the container labeled “Newspaper” or “Mixed Paper.”


Where Does It Go?

When designated for reuse the item may be sent to MSU Special Collections for evaluation or sold through the Surplus Store. When recycled, newspaper is made into cellulose insulation, boxboard or tissue paper.