Faculty and staff can request recycle and reuse services to
support the effective stewardship of our campus resources.
|Monday - Friday||7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
It is illegal to remove equipment or furniture without the proper forms on file.
To help reduce UB's carbon footprint, take advantage of the
following recycling services.
|Advertising usable items for UB staff on UB SWAP|
|Confidential bulk shredding|
|Picking up scrap and surplus items as requested|
|Providing large recycling containers during moving or cleaning|
|Recycling beverage containers or specialty items|
Over time, items around the university can no longer be used. Scrap or surplus items will not be picked up until all necessary paperwork is received.
The following paper waste is recyclable at UB. Paper waste contaminated with food, chemical or biological waste is not recyclable.
Battery recycling receptacles are intended for intact and non-leaking alkaline and universal waste batteries only.
Do not place vehicle batteries, trash, gloves, paper, toner cartridges, chemicals, plastic (other than plastic bags containing batteries) in the receptacles.
Batteries used in vehicles such as cars, trucks, motorcycles and heavy equipment will not be collected under this program.
The majority of batteries generated at the UB are of the alkaline type. They may carry brand names such as Duracell or Energizer. Battery recycling pails are provided at various campus locations to recycle your AAA, AA, C, D and 9 Volt alkaline or carbon zinc batteries.
Recycle alkaline batteries in receptacles placed at the following campus locations.
Many batteries contain toxic and hazardous materials such as mercury, lead, cadmium, silver and sulfuric acid. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has designated these as universal wastes rather than hazardous wastes with the goal of promoting recycling. Although not hazardous wastes, these batteries must still be managed in an environmentally correct manner.
Universal wastes cannot be placed in the regular trash.
Designated boxes areprovided for recycling. Rechargeable batteries
must be placed separately in a provided plastic bag. Do not place
alkaline or carbon zinc batteries in the designated boxes.
Universal waste batteries include:
Recycle rechargeable or lead acid batteries in receptacles placed at the following campus locations. You may also recycle at local area stores that provide battery recycling service (Best Buy, The Home Depot or Sears).