What Students Can Do
Here are resources for all things sustainable in student life on campus. Whether you are looking for the appropriate recycling bin for your Post-it notes and yogurt containers or searching for information about how to dispose of your old printer, you have come to the right place.
Recycling in the Houses
You can also get information by contacting Building Services at 585-2400.
- Aluminum (PDF)
- Aseptic (PDF)
- Batteries On the main floor of each house there is a recycling bin for batteries. “Dead” batteries from any student-owned electronic equipment should be disposed of here since batteries contain hazardous electrolytes and cannot be placed in the trash.
If you have leaking batteries please contact the Environmental Health & Safety Office at 585-2458.
There is an area next to the recycling barrels in the central recycling site at each house for corrugated cardboard.
If you have corrugated cardboard to recycle, please remove all the packing material and flatten the box before bringing it to the recycling area.
- Computers & Electronics Please do not throw obsolete computer equipment (including computers, monitors, printers, peripherals and media) into the trash. These items have components that can be hazardous when crushed in a landfill.
- Plastics (PDF)
If you have an obsolete computer you would like to dispose of, please contact your custodian or FM at x2400 to make arrangements for a recycling pick-up.
A significant percentage of items discarded during the massive move-out in May can be collected and recycled.
In order to facilitate the recycling of materials at the end of the year, Facilities Management typically schedules an early clean-out event. Students who bring out a bag of paper for recycling or clothing for donation receive a reward for their efforts. Watch for announcements in your house during the spring semester.