Johnson County Community College

JCCC Has Single Stream Recycling

All paper, plastics #1-7, cardboard (flattened) and cans (aluminum and tin) may now all be placed in the same blue bins on campus.

Benefits of Recycling

Single Stream recycling posterAt JCCC, by recycling paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and aluminum cans, you not only help the environment – you help support students. The proceeds the college receives from all forms of recycling go to the Foundation to support scholarships. Since 1992, more than $73,000 has been raised for scholarships from all of the college’s recycling efforts.

Your efforts to recycle will help the college meet its climate commitment and support student scholarships. Below is a description of what we can currently recycle at JCCC.

If you have special requests for more recycling containers, contact Michael Rea.

Visit our recycling dashboard to see the results of JCCC's recycling program.

How to recycle other items on campus:

Please do not put glass in the campus recycling containers. Glass may be placed in the purple collection bins located by the Bookstore and on the first floor of the Regnier Center. JCCC students, staff, and faculty as well as all community members are also encouraged to use our Ripple Glass recycling bin located in the lot north of the Warehouse.

Any and all books can be recycled in front of the bookstore. These books are then sold to OnePlanetBooks where they either resell, donate or recycle them.

You can drop off plastic shopping bags (retail and grocery bags, newspaper bags, dry cleaning bags and all clean bags labeled with the #2 or #4 recycle label) at the JCCC Bookstore and C-Store for recycling.

JCCC is currently recycling block #6 white Styrofoam that is being acquired through computer and printer packaging. If your department consumes large amounts of very clean #6 white Styrofoam please contact Michael Rea. Styrofoam is 100 percent recyclable and becomes new Styrofoam.

Please contact the help desk at 913-469-8500, ext. 4357 or

College generated e-waste can be recycled in RC 270 or CC 305 and outside the Bookstore. E-waste is defined as:

  • Electric cables and cords 
  • Any electronic device that requires power other than computers, monitors, and printers
  • Anything from lamps to space heaters to surge protectors 
  • CDs and DVDs 
  • Cell Phones 
  • Inkjet cartridges 
  • Rechargeable Batteries

JCCC metal should be placed in the recycling container located in the south campus lot.

These hazardous materials are also recycled at JCCC if they are generated by JCCC:

  • Light bulbs
  • Solvents
  • Recovered silver
  • Tires
  • Used motor oil
  • Used vegetables oils
  • Mercury
  • Fry Wagner moving boxes. contact Housekeeping
  • Office Max reusable totes, contact Warehouse
  • Wooden Pallets, contact Michael Rea
  • Printer and copier toner cartridges may be sent to the Warehouse for recycling (please use the box the cartridges came in).