Recycling means taking a product or material at the end of its useful life and turning it into a usable raw material to make another product. Beyond complying with state or city mandates, recycling is hugely beneficial because it conserves valuable natural resources, reduces energy consumption in the manufacturing of goods, creates jobs, stimulates business development, extends the life of landfills and reduces disposal costs.
The following items can be recycled through EHS:
- Lithium, lead-acid, and all rechargeable batteries
- All fluorescent bulbs except “eco bulbs” (those which are marked with a green tip or green print/logo).
To have batteries or light bulbs picked up you will have to fill out a Chemical Waste Form. Contact EHS if you need assistance.
For information on how to recycle other items on campus see the Facilities Services Recycle Right Guide