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Recycling and reuse

Michigan State University diverts thousands of tons of material from entering landfills annually through comprehensive waste collection, processing and disposal services.


MSU Recycling provides comprehensive recycling and waste management services for the entire campus including:

In this photo, Sparty helps process recyclables at MSU's Recycling Center.

Recycling Drop-off Center

Area residents along with students, faculty and staff can use MSU’s Recycling Drop-off Center located at 468 Green Way, East Lansing, MI 48823.

Material Recovery Facility

MSU’s Material Recovery Facility sorts recyclable materials into bales which are sold to end users for the manufacture of like products (copy paper to copy paper, for example).


The Surplus Store collects unwanted items and materials from the MSU community and makes them available for resale at low prices, usually to other MSU departments. Departments purchasing used items save money and reduce the university’s overall environmental impact. The public may also purchase items for reuse during public sale hours or online.