Recycling Resource Center {Facilities & Service Enterprises}

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Recycling Guide

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Coffee Cups can be Composted!

Coffee and drink cups are compostable! Place them in the green compost bins near Cesar Chavez Student Center. The cups shouldn't go into the blue recycling bins. The lids and paper sleeves can go in the blue recycle bin.

Click on an item below to learn procedure or view the entire list:

:: Bottles and Cans

Blue Cart

All bottles, cans, paper, and hard plastic items go in the blue recycling bins around campus. We have Single Stream (Co-mingled) Recycling on campus and the items are collected together.

Attention!Plastic films like bags or food wrapers are not recyclable and should go in the black trash bin destined for the landfill.

Paper plates, paper towels, napkins, other food-soiled paper containters can be collected in composts containers near Cesar Chavez Student Center, the Vista Room, and City Eats.

:: Paper

Blue Cart

All bottles, cans, paper, and hard plastic items go in the blue recycling bins around campus. We have Single Stream (Co-mingled) Recycling on campus and the items are collected together.

Attention!Plastic films like bags or food wrapers are not recyclable and should go in the black trash bin destined for the landfill.

Paper plates, paper towels, napkins, other food-soiled paper containters can be collected in composts containers near Cesar Chavez Student Center, the Vista Room, and City Eats.

:: Plastic

Blue Cart

All bottles, cans, paper, and hard plastic items go in the blue recycling bins around campus. We have Single Stream (Co-mingled) Recycling on campus and the items are collected together.

Attention!Plastic films like bags or food wrapers are not recyclable and should go in the black trash bin destined for the landfill.

Paper plates, paper towels, napkins, other food-soiled paper containters can be collected in composts containers near Cesar Chavez Student Center, the Vista Room, and City Eats.

:: Shredded Paper

Paper ShredderShredded paper can be left in paper bags and put into a blue deskside recycling bin, blue toter or large outdoor bin for recyclables.

Attention!Shredded paper in plastic bags is NOT acceptable.

Sensitive and/or Confidential Documents are handled by department through an off campus vendor. A specific container should be provided by your department.

Shredded paper in plastic bags is not acceptable.

:: Food Waste

Food Waste

All food waste is compostable, there are composting stations located in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The Student Center, City Eats, and The Vista Room compost all of their food waste in the kitchens.

:: Toners/Cartridges

Bookstore Inkjet Recycling

Toners/cartridges should be mailed in the pre-paid envelope provided by the company. If this is not an option, please place all used toners in their original box, or replacement box, and place it next to your central office recycling bin. It will be picked up by Custodial staff and recycled. If you have more than 5 used toner cartridges, please enter a work request for a pick-up.

Inkjet cartridges are also collected at the computer section of the Bookstore. If you have a few cartridges please place them in an inter-departmental mail envelope and send them to the Recycling Center.

:: Batteries

Please collect batteries in a separate container. Once 10-20 batteries have been collected please place them in an inter-departmental mail envelope and send them to the Recycling Center.

The Student Bookstore also has battery collection located in their battery section.

For large batteries, please call Environmental Health and Occupational Safety (EHOS) at x81449 or via email at ehos@sfsu.edu for on-campus drop-off sites.

:: E-Waste

Old Cell phones, PDAs, and iPods, and their related batteries and chargers as used by the University should be mailed interdepartmental to Caitlin Fager at the Recycling Center. For items at home, please check our Resources for local options.

E-WasteThe Division of IT has information on safeguarding information for old computers. Please follow procedure for property tag relocation or removal.

Nonworking electronics may be taken to the Recycling Center, for large amounts please enter a work request for a pick-up. Other Items including TVs, VCRs, printers, and miscellaneous items can be taken to the SWAP Shop. For large amounts, please enter a service request to schedule a pick-up.

 

:: Textbooks

TextbooksPlease take your textbooks to the SFSU Bookstore, located in the Cesar Chavez Student Center, during their Book Buy-Back program at the end of each semester.

Recent editions of textbooks can be donated to charitable organizations. Please contact the Recycling Center for more details.

:: Cardboard

Cardboard

Cardboard should be flattened and placed in the general recycling bins. Small amounts of cardboard can be placed next to the blue deskside recycling bin for custodial pick-up. Large amounts should be brought to the blue recycling bin outside your building.

:: Light bulbs
Lightbulbs, CFLs

Fluorescent tubes are collected by Custodial staff to be disposed of properly.

Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFL's) can be recycled through a number of local organizations. For a list of neighborhood drop-off sites, see SFEnvironment's EcoFinderrr.

:: Refrigerators

RefrigeratersRefrigerators and freezers have components that can be hazardous or toxic. Please contact Environmental Health and Occupational Safety (EHOS) at x81449 or via email at ehos@sfsu.edu.

:: Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste

Please contact Environmental Health and Occupational Safety (EHOS) at x81449 or via email at ehos@sfsu.edu for hazardous waste guidelines. Hazardous waste includes such items as: cleaning supplies, automotive parts, oils, and paint.

:: Glass

Broken Glass

Place broken glass, beakers, test tubes, mirrors, etc, into a plastic bag, and then place the bag into a box. Please label the box "Broken Glass" and place in trash bin. This material is not collectable as recyclable. Common beverage glass bottles can be placed in your standard blue recycling bin.

:: Green Waste

Green Waste Yard Waste

Green waste is collected by Grounds Staff. It is then picked up by Sunset Scavenger as part of their composting program.

For large pickups or special arrangements, contact the Recycling Center at x53868 or submit a service request.

:: Metal/Wood

Wood Waste

For large pickups or special arrangements, contact the Recycling Center at x53868 or submit a service request.

:: Kitchen Grease

The Cesar Chavez Student Center and City Eats Dining Center collect waste kitchen grease for pick-up. This is used by San Francisco to create bio-diesel for the city vehicle fleet.SFGreaseCycle.com

:: Keys

Keys made on campus can be sent to Work Control in Facilities for recycling or reuse.

Keys

:: Special Events

If you are going to host a special event on campus that is going to generate waste or recyclable material please contact Caitlin Fager at x53868. The Recycling Resource Center can help you create a green, Zero Waste event.

:: Other Arrangements

If you are going to host a special event on campus that is going to generate waste or recyclable material please contact Caitlin Fager at x53868. The Recycling Resource Center can help you create a green, Zero Waste event.

:: Spring Move-Out

Please look for signs in the residence halls explaining recycling and reuse programs for a Sustainable Move Out.

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