UO ZERO WASTE SORTING GUIDELINES
OTHER NON-ROUTINE SERVICES
If you have campus owned property (broken or working, such as electronics, furniture and other campus assets), go to the Business Affairs website. Under forms, fill out a PDR (property disposition request) and you will be contacted for a pick-up and proper routing of these items. Here is the link to the PDF: http://ba.uoregon.edu/sites/ba/files/forms/pdr.pdf
LOST AND FOUND
Until further notice, the UO Zero Waste Program will be TEMPORARILY be accepting unclaimed, non-valuable lost and found. Property Control will no longer be accepting and processing these items. Eventually UOPD will be handling the items. Valuable items still need to be sent to the Department of Parking and Transportation. This includes property with an estimated value of over $100, or that may contain personal or sensitive data (e.g., cell phones, iPads, flash drives, wallets, and keys).
To request a pick-up of non-valuable lost and found items, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
· Quantity of items (e.g., 3 small boxes)
· Location of items to be picked up
· Department contact name, email, and phone number
The UO Zero Waste Program will contact your department to schedule a pick-up time. Please keep the items secured until they are picked up.
Once it leaves a department, the Zero Waste Program will not be able to locate items for individuals. Please keep lost and found for 2 weeks in case someone comes looking for it. Please do not refer students to the Zero Waste Program as the items get donated upon pick-up.
If an office or individual is doing a clean-out or has a need to recycle a large quantity of materials, please plan ahead. Contact 541-346-5275 to schedule delivery of clean-out barrels and for pick-ups of special materials.
REFILLABLE CONTAINERS LEFT IN DEPARTMENTS
Please place “refillable” containers left in your department (i.e. water bottles, refillable mugs, ceramic cups etc...), next to a recycling/zero waste station in a bag or box. Please label for recycling and it will be picked up when the site is serviced. These items are getting sanitized and re-distributed to campus.
REUSABLE OFFICE SUPPLY (ROSE)
The UO Zero Waste Program operates the Reusable Office Supply Exchange (R.O.S.E.) located in 182 PLC. This is a self-service program and it is up to departments to deliver and/or retrieve items. The Zero Waste Program does not offer any pick-up and delivery service for this area.
The key can be accessed through the English Department located on the first floor of PLC. Bring reusable items you no longer need and set them in the designated area. The Zero Waste Program keeps the area organized and records savings from avoided costs of purchasing new items. *The office is closed from 12-1PM daily.
CPFM operates the Surplus Furniture Exchange located in the Romania building. When moving
or changing furniture in a department, please send reusable furniture to the Surplus Furniture exchange. Campus members and departments can visit the showroom, located at the Romania Building (entrance on Orchard Street) between Noon-12:30PM daily. For more information call Campus Operations customer service at: 541-346-2319.
ZERO WASTE CATERED AND OTHER EVENTS
The Zero Waste Program offers a variety of opportunities for zero waste events. Contact 541-346-2354 to set-up this service. There are self-service options as well as a “for charge” option. Please plan ahead
HOW TO RECYCLE OTHER MATERIALS
BLOCK STYROFOAM COLLECTION
The following buildings have toters for Styrofoam on building loading docks/garbage areas:
Streisinger, Klamath, McKenzie, Alumni Center, Music, Health Center, HEDCO, Zebrafish, Schnitzer Museum, Pacific Hall
For home Styrofoam collection, or for more information, contact St. Vincent de Paul at: 541-687-5820.
CONSTRUCTION TYPE MATERIALS
Contact CPFM customer service at 541-346-2319 regarding:
Bricks and Cinder Blocks
Fluorescent Lights and Tubes
Metal – large pieces
Contact CPFM customer service at 541-346-2319 regarding:
Landscape Waste-Leaves, Xmas Trees, other campus yard waste
Lamps and Fluorescent Tubes (Incandescent and LED’s are landfill item, CFL’s and Fluorescent tubes are recyclable contact CPFM X62319, for pick-up)
For years many labs on campus had collection barrels for recycling hard plastics. 2 years ago, the market was shut-down for mixed plastics. The only lab type item that is still recyclable is clean petri dishes.
If you have petri dishes to recycle:
*Bag them up, label for RECYCLING
*Contact 541-346-5275, and let us know they are to be picked up and at what site
In the copier/printer contract it states in Section 28 that the Contractor (CTX) is responsible for collecting used toner bottles/cartridges from each copier location on a monthly basis and disposing of them in an environmentally responsible manner at no cost to the University. The method for that collection is to go to the Fleet Copier website http://uoprint.uoregon.edu/fleet-copier-program and fill out a service, supplies or training request form (see pictures below). That form has an option for requesting used toner pickup by CTX.
The UO Zero Waste Program will still collect any and all laser/toner cartridges that cannot be sent through the fleet copier website. For those items, please place these next to a zero waste station and label “for recycling”.
For materials listed below, bag or box small amounts (1 or 2 bags/boxes).
If it is not listed here, you can contact us to check but, generally if it’s not on this list, we don’t have a market for it.
Write "Please Recycle" on the items to be recycled. Leave at any recycling or zero waste site. Call 541-346-5275 to alert us to this pick-up and note where you have placed it. For larger amounts of these items, contact the Campus Zero Waste Program at 541-346-5275.
ODDBALL (OTHER) MATERIALS COLLECTION
Buckets with Lids
CD’s and DVD’s (no cases)
Ink and Inkjet Cartridges
Petri Dishes (clean, please bag)
**Styrofoam Block (white) ONLY-no other foam packaging accepted
ITEMS NO LONGER RECYCLABLE
Floppy disks, Video Cassettes and cases
Aluminum Can Pop-Tabs
At select beverage container zero waste sites, pull tabs from discarded pop cans are collected, and donated to local nonprofit organizations for art projects.
Flatten and place in the cardboard recycling bins located outside at all campus buildings.
Coffee Pods (Keurig, Nespresso and other brands)
These are a single use item, are not recyclable and are a contaminant in recycling and compost categories.
See the current confidential recycling guidelines at: http://library.uoregon.edu/records/conf_recyc.html
Shredding documents is highly discouraged as the University has a service provider for confidential materials.
Glass which is broken or not reusable, including sheets of glass, windows, Pyrex and other non-bottle glass is not currently recyclable. For disposal options, contact Campus Operations customer service at 541-346-2319.
***Hard to Recycle Materials Terracycle will set-up special collection brigades for hard to recycle items like: pens, markers, juice pouches, candy wrappers and a plethora of other items. This is something departments and individuals are welcome to consider but must be initiated and managed by an office/individual. The UO Zero Waste Program does not collect any of these items campus wide. For more information go to: http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/collection-programs
Junk (Bulk) Mail
Departments can email email@example.com and provide department name and university address to enroll. The website adds the address to a no mail list that will stop any unsolicited junk mail. This is a free service, but it will not stop catalogs, magazine, etc. There are other “stop junk mail” services that require a cost and subscription. For catalogs and magazines, contact the sender directly to get off these lists.
Incandescent (old household type) and LED lightbulbs are landfill items and do not require special handling.
CFL’s and Fluorescent tubes require special handling. Contact CPFM Customer Service to request pick-up: 541-346-2319
A clean pizza box can go into the cardboard recycling. Any food contaminated sections of the pizza box, can go into composting.
OTHER PLASTICS NOT ACCEPTED IN PUBLIC LOCATIONS
Due to lack of markets, the Program no longer accepts any hard plastic items except what’s accepted in public collection and plastic items listed “oddball” materials.
To clarify, plastic bottles, tubs, jars and jugs only are still accepted in the Cartons/Glass/Metal/Plastics category.
POTENTIAL HAZARDOUS WASTE
Contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at 541-346-3192 regarding:
Batteries-rechargeable **alkaline batteries no longer have mercury in them and go into the garbage
Hazardous Materials and Waste
Paints and Solvents
Anything that is potentially hazardous
ZERO WASTE CATERED AND OTHER EVENTS
For these items, go to the Business Affairs website. Click on forms and fill out the PDR (property disposition request). The Business Affairs office will contact you to pick-up broken and working equipment. If you have further questions, contact the University Property Control Coordinator at 541-346- 3190.
Included but not limited to:
Computer and office equipment
Electronics (including lights, office appliances, etc…anything with a plug)
The Zero Waste Program offers a variety of opportunities for zero waste events. Contact 541-346-2354 to set-up this service. There are self-service options as well as a “for charge” option. Please plan ahead.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU MIGHT WANT TO RECYCLE OR COMPOST?
If there is anything else you have that you would like to see recycled or composted, please contact us as we have several opportunities for marketing many items that aren’t included in this list. Contact 541-346-0961 or 541-346-1545 for more information.