Each office and classroom should be equipped with two containers. The Blue “Paper” labeled container is for Paper Only. All other trash must be placed in the other container (gray, black or brown). Commingled recyclables (plastic, glass and metal cans and bottles) must be deposited in the appropriately labeled hallway containers that are centrally located.
Below is a guide to acceptable items:
Adding machine tapes
Catalog with glue bindings
*** Staples and paper clips are OK ***
Place confidential material in shredding boxes.
Paper Products That Are Currently Unrecyclable
Books: Hardback (recycle if hard covers removed)
Frozen food and drink packaging
Used tissues, napkins, or paper towels
Paper contaminated with food or beverage
Cardboard Pizza Boxes are Not Recyclable
Treat as regular trash.
Plastic, Glass and Metal Cans and Bottles
Deposit in appropriately labeled hallway containers.
Toner and Ink Cartridges
Contact the Storeroom at extension 7670 for pickup.
Household non-rechargeable and rechargeable Batteries: Place in the collection container located on the second floor of the Student Center.
NOTE: This does not include automobile batteries.
Cell Phones and Eye Glasses
Place cell phones (accessories and battery) and eyeglasses in the collection container located outside the Human Resources conference room (D Wing) or contact Nancy Boone (x7781).
- Televisions / Audio Equipment
Electronic equipment contains metals that, if not properly managed or contained, can become hazardous wastes. Contact ITS (x7777) for disposal of computer equipment and Facilities (x7660) for all other electronic material.
Toxic/hazardous materials should never be flushed down sanitary drains, placed in trash collection bins, or offered for regular recycling. This includes all laboratory chemicals, solvents, paints, oils, heavy-duty cleaners, photographic developers, anti-freeze, pesticides, lead acid batteries, and refrigerants. Contact Environmental Health and Safety for proper disposal (x7531).
Recycling Guidelines (PDF)