Earth Day

Barry Recycles

Barry University is committed to recycling. Empowered by our University Mission and Core Commitment to recognize the sacredness of Earth, and to engage in meaningful efforts toward social change, Barry's Ecological Sustainability Team (BEST) and Recycling Committee partner with Barry's Facilities Management to coordinate and foster recycling practices, education, and events.

The Single Stream Recycling System

Cooperation and support from all members of the campus community is necessary for the success of any recycling program. Through our partnership with Waste Management Services, the university offers single-stream recycling. This means that all recyclable materials go into the same bin, including the following: (only) plastic bottles, aluminum, steel, tin, paper and cardboard.

The single most important "dos and don'ts" for recycling are:

Do and Do not

Don’t forget to enter our #BarryURecycling challenge on Earth Day!

#BarryURecycling Challenge Giveaway Rules

To enter the #BarryURecycling Challenge:

  1. Be sure you're following @BarryUniversity on Twitter or Instagram.
  2. On Earth Day, April 22, 2021, tag (@BarryUniversity) and use the hashtag #BarryURecycling in your recycling photo or video on Twitter or Instagram.
  3. Each post will qualify as one entry to the challenge. Limited to one entry per person.

One winner will be chosen on April 23, 2021 and be contacted via direct message. Winner must have a mailing address within the continental United States to receive the prize.

Do recycle paper, cardboard, steel, tin, only plastic bottles (numbered 1 through 6) and aluminum cans.

Do Not put food or fluids in the recycling bins—food or liquids such as a half-a-cup of coffee or a partially full plastic water bottle can contaminate an entire bin of recyclable materials and prevent it from being recycled.


Click here for detailed descriptions and pictures of what can be put into campus recycling bins

See how a Barry student and professor teamed up to show the dos and don’ts of plastic recycling


This is how recyclable materials are sorted after they are collected