North Central College - Naperville, IL

Recycling/donation options during resident student move-out

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As part of the resident student year-end move-out, North Central College is providing several options to students, faculty and staff to recycle unwanted, nonworking electronics and used carpet; donate furniture, clothing and food; collect medications; and dispose of household hazardous waste. These services are available on campus through Friday, June 8.
Electronics recycling
The College will provide recycling bins for unwanted, nonworking electronics located next to each designated residence hall dumpster at these locations:

•    Kimmel Hall parking lot
•    Driveway between Student Village and Schneller Residence halls
•    Naper Place parking lot
•    Parking lot behind Kaufman Dining Hall
•    Res/Rec Center and Merner Field House back parking lot
•    Patterson and Ward Residence halls driveway
Unwanted electronics may be placed at these locations or you can place a work order via for maintenance to pick up the electronic item. This program helps all students, faculty and staff be in compliance with the new Illinois Products Recycling and Reuse Act, which bans most electronics from landfills.

Any working electronics such as TVs and stereos will be collected separately and donated to Habitat for Humanity. If you have items you want to donate or have any questions regarding this collection program, contact Brittany Graham, sustainability coordinator, at 630-637-5623 or

Carpet recycling
Carpet must be rolled up and brought to specific drop-off locations in the residence halls. Locations can be found on the carpet recycling poster around campus.

Furniture and clothing donations
Any type of furniture that is in good enough condition to resell will be accepted. Items may include clothes, fans, lamps, mini-fridges, microwaves, etc. All items will be donated to the Habitat for Humanity Resale Store in Naperville. If you have items you want to donate, contact to arrange a pick-up time.

Food donations
Inside each residence hall is either a silver bin or box with a sign that reads “food drive.” Starting Monday, June 4, place any food you don’t want into the bins; it will be donated to the Loaves and Fishes food pantry in Naperville.

Medication collection
If you want to dispose of any medications, do not simply flush them away. Bring them to one of two new drop-off locations on campus: Dyson Wellness Center front desk and a locked box at the Campus Safety house. Place the medication into the provided Ziploc bag and recycle the original container.

Household hazardous waste
Household hazardous waste—such as household cleaners, nail polish and nail polish remover—can be placed in the designated bins located near each residence hall dumpster. Naperville recently passed a law making it illegal to dispose of these items in a regular trash can.

If you have any questions regarding these programs either ask your RA or email

Please make sure you’re doing the right thing this year: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Relocate!