TerraCycle at JHU

TerraCycle coordinates national recycling systems for previously non-recyclable or hard-to-recycle waste, then converts the collected waste into a wide variety of products and materials. For each piece collected, the company donates toward a charity of your choice. Johns Hopkins is participating in a number of TerraCycle Brigades on campus, and all collected items help reduce waste on campus and give back to Blue Water Baltimore.

We've created JHU-specific signage for your bins:


At Homewood, collect items in any office using the signage below and campus mail to: Homewood Recycling, Wyman 3, Attn: Leana Houser. Or drop them in collection bins in all residence halls except Bradford.

At Carey Business School, writing instrument bins are located in all mail rooms. To recycle personal care, oral care, and energy bar wrapper materials, collect in your office and request a pickup by Campus Operations.

At the Keswick Building, collect items in your office and drop off at the Transwestern Office.

At the School of Public Health, drop off in centrally-located bins in the Wolfe Street Building and Hampton House. 

Ideas in Action

Think before you print.

Office paper is highly recyclable, but a lot gets wasted. Waste reduction is more cost-effective than recycling because it reduces the amount of material that needs to be collected, transported and processed.