The College recycles
office paper and cardboard.
Acceptable items include white paper, colored paper,
computer paper, coated paper, magazines, manila folders,
manila envelopes, newspaper, "junk" mail, envelopes with or
without cellophane, cereal box cardboard (without plastic
bag). Items should be placed in blue
recycling bins in offices.
In addition cardboard is recyclable. Break down boxes and
place near recycling containers.
The College recycles beverage containers.
Acceptable items include plastic water bottles, plastic
juice bottles, aluminum cans. Please
place used, empty bottles in appropriate bins around the
Computers and Electronics -
Personal electronics -
to find the most responsible recyclers go to
to Local Recycling of other items:
Foam packing peanuts -
Staples Office Supply gives credit towards
future product purchases.
Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFL): Throwing CFL's
in the trash is not a good idea. They contain a small amount
of mercury - approximately 3-5 milligrams. It's a tiny
amount, about the size of the very tip of a ballpoint pen
and far less than what is present in a watch battery, but we
don't want that in our environment.
them to your local Home Depot store. Home Depot will recycle
them for free.
2) Take them to your local IDEA store for recycling:
You can also order a Sylvania RecyclePak:
EPA information about CFL recycling:
Oil -find used motor oil
hotlines for each state:
Earth Ethics Institute collects used cell phones and
proceeds from these phones fund student programming.
Appliances: Many stores
will recycle your old appliance when you purchase a
new one. Goodwill accepts working appliances. Go to
you can contact the Steel Recycling Institute to recycle
One World Running will send still-wearable shoes to athletes
in need in Africa, Latin America, and Haiti:
www.oneworldrunning.com. Nike's Reuse-a-shoe program
turns old shoes into playground and athletic flooring:
clothes can go to your local Goodwill outlet or shelter.
Donate wearable women's business clothing to the nonprofit
Dress for Success, which gives them to low-income women as
they search for jobs:
www.dressforsuccess.org. Offer un-wearable clothes to
local animal boarding and shelter facilities, which often
use them as pet bedding.