UO Campus Recycling Materials List

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GENERAL PUBLIC SITE GUIDELINES: - Click here for a printable copy of the Recycling Summary

White Paper includes: White Office Paper

Mixed Paper (Non-White) includes: Non-White Office Paper, Paperboard, Newspaper/Magazines, Bulk Mail, All Envelopes, Notebooks/Books

Glass-Metal-Plastic includes: Bottles/Cans, Aluminum/Steel Cans, Drink Cartons, Jars/Tubs, Plastic Bags

Cardboard: Please flatten corrugated cardboard boxes and deposit them in the building loading dock cardboard bin, due to fire code restrictions, Campus Recycling does not pick-up cardboard boxes

Composting available at select Housing Food Service locations and at ALL campus cafes:

Compost includes: Labeled Compostable Cups (eco-tainers/says "compostable" on the cup), Paper Plates & Napkins, Wooden Chopsticks, Food Waste - NO MEAT OR DAIRY, Coffee Grounds & Tea Bags



Aerosol cans


See detail in Special Materials List

Aluminum
Aluminum cans (actually, mostly made from steel) can be recycled at any of the "bottles and cans" receptacles on campus. Recycle your can pull tabs at campus locations.
Aluminum Can Tabs

At select beverage container recycling sites, pull tabs from discarded pop cans are collected. They are donated to Albany Kidney Dialysis Center who redeems the value of the aluminum for use towards expenses for dialysis patients.


Batteries


Batteries are considered hazardous waste and should be disposed of properly with Environmental Health and Safety. For more information,
contact EH&S at 346-3192
.
See detail in Special Materials List


Block Styrofoam


See detail in Special Materials List

Books
Books can be recycled at any paper recycling site. Please put the books on the floor beside the paper recycling bins with a note attached that says "For Recycling." If you have an unusually large load, please call the Paper Recycling Coordinator at 346-5275.
Bricks and Cinder Blocks

See detail in Special Materials List
Bubble Wrap

If you have extra bubble wrap, contact Mail Services at 346.3130.
Or contact the Paper Recycling Coordinator at 346-5275.


Cardboard
Corrugated cardboard should be flattened and taken to cardboard bins located outside University buildings next to the trash dumpsters. Please DO NOT leave cardboard at paper recycling sites. Campus Recycling does not pick-up cardboard from indoor recycling sites.
CASSETTE TAPES (AUDIO)
Campus Recycling collects these for recycling. To recycle these, either send them through campus mail to Campus Recycling or call us at 346-5275 for a pick-up of larger amounts.
CD's/CD Cases

CD's (includes CD-ROM's and audio CD's and cases): If you have a small quantity of these, send them in campus mail to Campus Recycling otherwise, call the Paper Recycling Coordinator at 346-5275 to arrange for a pick-up.

Compost

Post consumer food waste, compostable paper and food ware labeled "compostable" can be composted at public sites in all of the EMU food service locations and in selected Housing Food Service areas. This includes compostable coffee cups that are specifically labeled compostable.

To compost at campus catered events, contact 541-346-2354 to order this service and get a cost estimate. Zero Waste event services (compost and recycling collection) are a for charge service not included in catering charges.

If your department would like to set-up a regular compost collection, please contact 541-346-1545 to discuss options.

Computer and office equipment

The disposition of both usable and scrap computer components and office equipment is handled by the University Property Control Specialist at 346- 3190.
  This includes:

  • Computers (CPU's)
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Peripherals and accessories
  • Copiers, Fax, and mimeo machines
  • Photographic equipment
  • Other large or specialized office equipment and machinery
    See detail in Special Materials List

    DISKETTES: If you have a small quantity of these, send them in campus mail to Campus Recycling or contact Paper Recycling at 346-5275.

  • Confidential Materials

    See the current confidential recycling guidelines. Shredding is not encouraged!
    See detail in Special Materials List
    Construction Debris/ Demolition Recycling

    For a complete construction/demolition recycling guide, please contact the Campus Zero Waste Program Manager at 346-1545.

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    Copy Machine Toner Cartridges
    See detail in Special Materials List

    Diskettes


    DISKETTES: If you have a small quantity of these, send them in campus mail to Campus Recycling or contact Paper Recycling Coordinator at 346-5275.

    Electronics

    All campus electronics and UO property goes through Property Management. Contact 541-346-1250 to recycle any campus electronics or UO property.

    OR you could fill out the UO Property Disposition Request form and Property Management will contact you to set-up a pick-up time to recycle or dispose of the item properly. Here is a link to the form:

    http://ba.uoregon.edu/sites/ba/files/forms/pdr.pdf

    Also, you can post items you no longer need, or want to find an item that another department no longer needs at:
    surplus.uoregon.edu


    Fluorescent lights and
    light tubes


    See detail in Special Materials List
    Food Waste

    The central kitchen for University Housing collects pre-consumer (prepared, unserved) food for use by Food For Lane County.

    Tips

  • At the Cafeteria - take only what you'll eat and reduce waste.
  • At home - start a compost in your yard.

  • Furniture Surplus
    All State Property that still has a useful life can be given to the Surplus Warehouse by calling Property Control at 346- 3190 or Moving Services at 346-2322. Departments are welcome to come in during the open hours and browse for desks, chairs, bookcases, tables, and file cabinets and other office supplies. More>>
    See detail in Special Materials List


    Glass (beverage containers)


    Glass beverage containers can be recycled in "bottles and cans" receptacles and in campus public drop-off sites.
    Glass (other)
    If glass is in good condition (e.g. unbroken window panes), you can donate it to BRING Recycling Warehouse at 746-3023. If the glass is not reusable(broken window, used light bulbs, etc.), it should be disposed of with garbage.

    Hazardous Waste


    Please contact Environmental Health and Safety at 346-3192 to dispose of all potentially hazardous waste including aerosol cans, latex and enamel paint, paint thinner, photo fixers, fluorescent tubes, toners and all types of batteries.

    Lane County Waste Management operates a household hazardous waste disposal day promotion twice a year. Watch the local paper and contact Lane County Solid Waste Management at 687-4119 for more information.


    Ink Cartridges

    Send these in campus mail to: Paper Recycling, Campus Recycling and we'll make sure these get recycled.
    Re-manufactured cartridges are the best performing recycled cartridges and cost less than half the price of a new cartridge. Many campus departments have been using these for years and have saved money and been satisfied with the product. Consider trying a re-manufactured cartridge for your next purchase, it'll save money and resources!

    Junk Mail


    University junk mail postcards, designed to stop companies from sending unnecessary mailings to campus offices, are available at the Department of Printing at 346-3794 for about $4 per 100. Please encourage your departments to use these!

    You can also remove your name or your department's name from direct mailing lists by using the Mail Preference Service. Cards are available at the University Post Office or from Campus Recycling.

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    Laser Cartridges


    Place cartridge in box next to recycling site. Mark on box: FOR RECYCLING and it'll get picked up with department recycling collection. For more information contact the Paper Recycling Coordinator at 346-5275.

    Re-manufactured cartridges are the best performing recycled cartridges and cost less than half the price of a new cartridge. Many campus departments have been using these for years and have saved money and been satisfied with the product. Consider trying a re-manufactured laser cartridge for your next purchase.


    Metal


    Uncontaminated metal including: aluminum foil, steel cans, aluminum pie pans, etc. can be recycled in "metal" recycling bins. Please remove labels and flatten.
    See detail in Special Materials List

    Note: These days food cans are made from steel. Occasionally these will have a tin coating inside. Likewise, foil is made from aluminum not tin.

    Milk/Juice Cartons
    Wax coated drink box containers can be recycled in "bottle and cans " and "drink boxes" recycling bins. Please rinse out and flatten.

    Newspaper

    Newspaper can be recycled in Campus Recycling "newspaper" bins, or in Eugene Mission newspaper recycling bins. Inserts can be included.

    Office Supplies

    Surplus office supplies that are still useable can be donated to the ROSE (reusable office supply exchange) program. Items can be dropped off at the PLC ROSE site. For more information call the Recycling Operations Supervisor at 346-0961.
    Other Materials
    Other materials including: tires, scrap metal, motor oil, wood waste, yard waste, pallets, leaves, Xmas trees and car batteries are recycled by Facilities Services only on site. For more information on home materials, contact Lane County Waste Management at 687-4119.

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    Padded Envelopes


    See detail in Special Materials List

    Paints and other solvents liquids

    See detail in Special Materials List

    Pallets
    See detail in Special Materials List

    Paper


    Paper should be placed in appropriate recycling bins according to the bin signs. If you have an unusual sized load, an office clean-out, or have questions concerning guidelines, contact Paper Recycling Coordinator at 346-5275..

    If you are cleaning out your office, please contact Paper Recycling at 346-5275. We'll give you separate bins for your clean-out. Please don't overload regular recycling sites, call us!

    Phone Books

    The University community receives phone books twice a year: one campus directory and one U.S. West phone book. You can also opt out of getting a hard copy phone book, contact Telecomm for more information.

    Campus directories can be recycled intact as regular colored paper, keep the glossy covers on. These can go with the regular recycling.

    U.S. West phone books are collected by request only. Please designate a phone book recycling collection point in your department. Contact Paper Recycling Coordinator at 346-5275 to arrange a pickup of 25 or more phone books. If you have a small department, please wait until you have collected as many as you can, and then contact us. Phone books can be recycled with the covers on.
    See detail in Special Materials List


    Plastics


    Campus Recycling collects plastics campus wide. In public collections, plastics are included in Glass/Metal/Plastic category. This includes: clean plastic bottles, tubs, jars, plastic bags and any other plastic item except Polystyrene, which is Number 6. Over 200 grades of plastics are collected at the UO for recycling. Contact 541-346-1545 if you have a question about recyclability of an item.

    Polystyrene can be found as a hard plastic item (often plastic cups, cookie packaging for example). Polystyrene also is styrofoam. Meat and other food trays are not recyclable and are trash. Block styrofoam and styrofoam packing peanuts are recyclable. See Styrofoam and Styrofoam peanuts for information on how to recycle at the UO.

    Pop Tabs
    See detail in Special Materials List

    Shredded Paper


    See detail in Special Materials List

    Styrofoam

    For campus materials contact 541-346-5275 for a pick-up of block styrofoam ONLY!.

    The following buildings have toters for styrofoam on their loading dock/trash enclosure areas:

    • Streisinger
    • Klamath
    • McKenzie
    • Alumni Center
    • Music
    • Health Center
    • Art Museum

    For home block styrofoam, contact St Vincent De Paul at: (541) 687-5820.


    Styrofoam Peanuts


    See detail in Special Materials List


    Surplus Property

    All campus surplus property goes through Property Management. Contact 541-346-1250 for more information.

    Also check the surplus bulletin board to find things or re-allocate items on campus:

    surplus.uoregon.edu

    For disposal of UO purchased property, fill out a Property Disposition Request and Property Management will contact you to pick-up the item and get it recycled or disposed properly. Here is a link for the PDR:

    http://ba.uoregon.edu/sites/ba/files/forms/pdr.pdf


    Telephone Directories


    See detail in Special Materials List

    Tennis ball cans
    These are recycled with Bottles and Cans at all tennis court locations.
    No lids please.

    Transparencies


    Campus Recycling will pick these up from departmental recycling sites. For more information contact Paper Recycling Coordinator at 346-5275.
    Tyvek envelopes

    See detail in Special Materials List


    Video cassettes


    Campus Recycling collects these for recycling. To recycle these, either send them through campus mail to Paper Recycling Coordinator, Campus Recycling or contact Paper Recycling Coordinator at 346-5275 for a pick-up of larger amounts.

    Wire


    See detail in Special Materials List

    Wood

    See detail in Special Materials List
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    Campus Materials Recycling Summary

    General Public Recycling Collection Categories
    Click here for a printable copy of the summary


    White Paper
    Includes: White Offiice Paper

    No envelopes or labels

    Mixed Paper (non-white)
    Includes:
    Non-White Office Paper
    Paper Board
    Newspaper/Magazines
    Bulk Mail
    All Envelopes
    NotBooks/Books

    Recycle corrugated cardboard
    by building dumpsters

    Glass - Metal - Plastic
    Includes:
    Bottles & Cans
    Aluminum & Steel
    Drink Cartons
    Jars & Tubs
    Platic Bags

    No Food or Liquid

    Note: For large quantities of Paper, office clean-outs, or special needs, contact Campus Recycling at 541-346-5275.

    COMPOST is accepted at designated Food Service and Housing locations (for campus catered events, contact 541-346-2354 to order a for-pay composting/recycling service:

    Compostables
    Includes:
    Labeled Compostable Cups
    Paper Plates & Napkins
    Wooden Chopsticks
    Food Waaste - NO MEAT OR DAIRY
    Coffee Grounds & Tea Bags
    These categories exist in select locations due to high volume generation of materials:

     

    Plastic Film - Bags
    Includes:
    Shrink/Stretch Wrap

    No Food or Liquid


    Glass
    Includes:
    Bottles and Jars only

    No Lids

    Paper
    Includes:
    ALL Office Paper, including white
    Paperboard
    Newspaper/Magazines
    Bulk Mail
    All Envelopes
    Notebooks/Books

    Recycle corrugated cardboard
    by building dumpsters

    Metal - Plastic - Cartons
    Includes:
    Bottles & Cans
    Aluminum & Steel
    Platic Jars & Tubs
    Drink Cartons
    Platic Bags

    No Food or Liquid

    HOW TO RECYCLE OTHER MATERIALS

    Bag or box small amounts (1 or 2 bags/boxes) of the following items. Write “Please Recycle” on them. Leave at any campus recycling site, and call 541-346-5275 to let us know where you have placed it. For larger amounts, call Campus Recycling at 541-346-5275.
    Books/Glue-bound
    Bubble Wrap
    Cassettes – Audio and Video
    CD's/CD Cases
    Copy Machine Toner Cartridges
    Diskettes/Floppy Disks
    Ink and Inkjet Cartridges
    Laser Cartridges
    Padded Envelopes
    Phone Books
    Sheet Plastics
    Styrofoam Peanuts
    Transparencies
    Tyvek envelopes
    White Block Styrofoam
    Other Plastics

    Contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at 541-346-3192 about these items:
    Aerosol cans
    Batteries
    Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Waste
    Paints and Solvents

    Contact Facilities Services at 541-346-2319 about these items:
    Bricks and Cinder Blocks
    Fluorescent Lights and Tubes
    Metal – for large pieces
    Pallets
    Wire
    Wood

    Other Materials
    Items such as tires, scrap metal, motor oil, wood waste, yard waste, pallets, leaves, Xmas trees and car batteries are recycled by Facilities Services only on site. Call 541-346-2319 for more information


    Contact the University Property Control Specialist at 541-346- 3190 about these items:
    Computer and office equipment
    Electronics
    Furniture
    Surplus Property

    OTHER ITEMS
    Aluminum Can Tabs
    Donations accepted at select beverage container recycling sites for the Albany Kidney Dialysis Center, which redeems them to offset the expenses of dialysis patients.

    Cardboard
    Flatten and place in the cardboard recycling bins located at all Campus buildings.

    Compost and Food Waste
    Post consumer food waste, compostable paper and foodware labeled "compostable" can be composted in all of the EMU food service locations and in selected Housing Food Service areas. This includes compostable coffee cups that are specifically labeled "compostable" or "eco-tainer".

    For composting and recycling at campus catered events – or to arrange for a regular compost collection service,
    contact 541-346-2354.

    Confidential Materials
    See the current confidential recycling guidelines. Shredding is not encouraged!
    Confidential Materials Guidlines

    Construction Debris/ Demolition Recycling
    For a complete construction/demolition recycling guide, please contact the Campus Zero Waste Program Manager at
    541-346-1545.

    Glass (other)
    Glass which is broken or not reusable should be disposed of with garbage. Otherwise, contact Facilities Services at
    541-346-2319 about this material.

    Junk Mail
    University junk mail postcards, designed to stop companies from sending unnecessary mailings to campus offices, are available at the Department of Printing at 541-346-3794. Please encourage your departments to use these and reduce the impact of unsolicited mail on campus!

    Office Supplies
    Surplus office supplies that are still useable can be donated to ROSE (the Reusable Office Supply Exchange) program. Items can be dropped off at the PLC ROSE room. For more information call the Recycling Operations Supervisor at 541-346-0961.

    Shredded Paper
    See the current confidential recycling guidelines. Shredding is not encouraged

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