Rebel Recycling, UNLV Housing, and UNLV Dining partnered to provide each residence hall with a permanent donation bin for reusable items. Bins are located on the first floor of each residence hall and in the South Services building.

Donations are given directly to charities and businesses that support Southern Nevada residents and animals including Upward Bound, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the Clark County School District, animal rescues and shelters, and thrift stores. Recycling usable items positively impacts the environment by keeping these items out of landfills.

Please follow the list of acceptable and unacceptable items to properly participate in this program. If you are unsure if something is acceptable, please call (702-895-3760) or email ( at the Rebel Recycling Center.

Acceptable Items

  • Clothing, shoes and boots
  • Jewelry
  • Hats, gloves, mittens, ties, and scarves
  • Books, records, CDs, videotapes, and DVDs
  • Games, toys, stuffed animals, and sports equipment
  • Housewares: plastic dishes, plastic glassware, kitchen utensils, lamps, and small appliances
  • Collectibles, antiques, knickknacks, and other giftware
  • Hand tools and small power tools
  • Household linens: comforters, sheets, pillows, curtains, blankets, etc
  • Handbags, purses, backpacks
  • Hangers
  • Unused personal care items (never opened or used only)
  • Unopened food products

Unacceptable Items

  • Used personal care items such as shampoo, conditioner, nail polish remover, shaving cream, hairspray, fragrance items or shavers
  • Traditional recyclables such as glass, newsprint, office paper, cardboard, plastics, magazines, junk mail, etc (please use the Walk Up and Drop Off Bins outside your residence hall)
  • Opened food products
  • Weapons such as guns, bows and arrows, ammunition, etc.

Call Items

For items that are reusable but are not safe to be placed in the bin, please call for pick up at 702-895-3760. See list below for examples:

  • Glass kitchenware
  • Living, potted plants
  • Cleaning supplies or liquids