Recycling Other Materials

Beyond Bottles Cans and Paper: What Else Can I Recycle?

Item/Material

Description

Procedure

APPLIANCES
Toasters, microwaves etc.: Deliver to WRTF or call for pick-up. See refrigeration units below.
ASPHALT, BRICK AND CONCRETE
Keep sorted as much as possible Deliver to WRTF and ask for appropriate storage bunker.
BATTERIES
Appliance and electronics batteries: NO ALKALINES - DISPOSE IN TRASH Deliver or send to WRTF via campus mail, marked "batteries for recycling"
Auto/marine/emergency lighting Batteries: Deliver to WRTF or call for pickup
BOOKS
Hardcover: Deliver to WRTF or call for pickup
Softcover: If small quantity, place in Ssingle Stream bin. If large quantity, deliver to WRTF or call for pickup
CLOTHES
Clothes, shoes, hats, accessories: Deliver to WRTF.
ELECTRONICS
Computer systems, electronic measuring instruments or A/V equipment: Deliver to WRTF or call for pickup; must be accompanied by Surplus Equipment Disposal Form.
FOOD
Canned or dry goods:

OWM and Housing Services runs special fall and spring dorm collections at moveout time.Drop-off anytime at WRTF.

FLUORESCENT TUBES
Straight, circular, U-tubes, HIDs and compacts Goes to WRTF in original box with the cushioning material removed. Custodial or electrical shop handles collection.
FURNITURE

Depending on quality and composition, may go to (a) surplus property barn, (b) recycling or (c) disposal.

Deliver to WRTF or call for pickup. Must provide a completed Surplus Equipment Disposal Form if we are picking up..
METAL SCRAP
All types, free of contaminants. Deliver to WRTF or call for a pickup
PAINT, STAIN, LACQUERS, VARNISH ETC.
Only sealed non-leaking containers. Empty paint cans (<1" in bottom) may go in scrap metal roll-off. Deliver to WRTF or call to schedule a pickup
PALLETS/WOOD WASTE
Separate pallets/clean wood from treated, painted, stained, pressure-treated, creosoted/laminated woods. Deliver to WRTF or call for pickup
PROPANE / REFRIGERANT TANKS
After proper preparation (see next column) may be placed in metal bin. Call EH&S at 5-2682 to have cores removed before delivery to WRTF.
REFRIGERATION UNITS
Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, and water fountains for scrap metal recycling. Prepare Surplus Equipment Disposal Form & call 5-2704 to arrange pickup. The WRTF requires a refrigerant reclamation sticker.
STYROFOAM PEANUTS
May be recycled at special collection locations (Morrill, Chenoweth, GRC). Must be bagged or boxed Deliver to WRTF or call to find out about special pick-ups for large quantities. Also, contact local Mailboxes Etc. for drop-off and re-use.
TAPES, CDs AND DISKETTES
DVDS, CDs and jewel cases. Mail to WRTF via campus mail. Please mark "CDS for recycling." For large quantities call for pickup.
TIRES, SCRAP
Used car and truck tires (tires off rims) for recycling or energy recovery. Deliver to WRTF or call for a pick-up. Only sources should be Fleet Services, Transit and Housing Services.
TONER CARTRIDGES
For recycling and re-use. May be sent to WRTF via campus mail. Please mark "toner cartridge to recycle."
   


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