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The Ultimate Recycling List

A complete list of what can and cannot be recycled on campus.



Paper and Books
YES:
all office paper
white paper
colored paper
newspaper (bags and strings removed)
magazines (all types)
catalogs (all types)
phonebooks (all types)
junk mail
paperboard
tissue boxes
heavy weight folders
paper towel and toilet paper rolls
food packaging (unwaxed only please)
shredded paper (in plastic bag to minimize blow-away potential)
paper milk, juice and soy milk cartons (should be empty)
books: all soft cover, hard covers should be ripped off
empty paper coffee cups (plastic lids removed)
NO:
napkins
tissue paper
paper towels
wax paper
wrapping paper
any paper product which has the potential to be contaminated with bodily fluids

Cardboard
ALL cardboad boxes must be broken down.
YES:
pizza boxes (food and wax paper removed)
corrugated cardboard
brown paper bags
boxboard (i.e. shoeboxes, gift boxes, cereal boxes)
NO:
cardboard lined with plastic (i.e. bubblewrap boxes)
waxed/waterproof cardboard

Metal
Please wash out all food jars!
YES:
metal and tin beverage containers
metal and tin food containers
aluminum foil
aluminum take-out containers
aluminum pie plates and trays
kitchen cookware: metal pots, pans, tins and utensils
NO:
motor oil cans
metal and cardboard containers
paint cans

Glass
Please wash out all food jars!
YES:
All colors glass bottles and jars
clear glass
green glass
brown glass
blue glass
glass food containers
beer and wine bottles
NO:
light bulbs
mirror glass
window glass
ceramic
crystal

Plastics
YES:
All plastics numbers 1-7 (NO styrofoam, which is sometimes labeled #5)
food and beverage containers
screw top jars
deli-style containers
clam-shell take-out containers
plastic cups (lids and straws removed)
milk jugs
soap bottles
clean grocery and retail plastic bags (no other type accepted)
plastic jugs/bottles: soda bottles, laundry detergent jugs
NO:
plastic" baggies"
plastic tableware
Styrofoam containers

CDs
You can recycle CDs on campus. A complete list of station locations is below. For more information on this program,
please contact the UB Green Office atubgreen@facilities.buffalo.edu or 829-3535.
North Campus
Crofts Lobby
Capen Hall- Undergraduate Library 1st Floor computer lab and Room 201
Capen Hall- Science and Engineering Library, 3rd Floor
Lockwood Library, 2nd and 3rd Floor computer lab
101 Bell
Law Library, O'Brian
210 Jacobs
1019 Furnas
139 Hochstetter
110 Natural Science and Mathematics
220 Red Jacket, Ellicott
215 MFAC, Ellicott
Governor's Computer Lab- Clinton Hall
142 Center for the Arts
South Campus
139 Hayes
206 Diefendorf
231 Cary
Squire (room TBA)
128 Clement

Inkjet Cartridges
Please contact the UBGreen Office at ubgreen@facilities.buffalo.edu or 829-3535 for recycling materials.

Computer Equipment and Electronics
Any electronic equipment which plugs into a wall, has a cord, battery or circuit board can be recycled through UB's
computer and electronics recycling program. If your equipment meets these guidelines, please follow the disposal
procedures below.
To recycle electronics please call Procurement Services at 645-2676 to have the equipment removed from
departmental inventory. When you make arrangements with Facilities Moving and Trucking to pick-up this surplus
equipment, it will automatically be recycled. If your equipment has not been assigned a surplus tag, Facilities cannot
remove it from your office. In the first year of this program, UB diverted approximately 2 tons of equipment from
being landfill! For more information on this program, please contact the UB Green Office
atubgreen@facilities.buffalo.edu or 829-3535. Please note this applies only to equipment which is the property of the
University at Buffalo.
If you are an Erie County resident information on recycling personal computers can be obtained by visiting Erie
County's Environmental Compliance website.

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFL)
While fluorescent "tube" lighting is recycled on campus, UB does not yet have a program to recycle CFLs. However,
these bulbs can be brought to any Home Depot for free recycling.

Microfilm/Microfiche
Please contact Brenda Battleson in the Acquisitions Dept. at 645-2035.

Batteries, Cell Phones, PDAs and other small electronic equipment
This recycling program is operated by UB's Environment Health & Safety Office. For information regarding this
program please visit Environment Health & Safety's website. Please contact Tony Oswald
at acoswald@buffalo.edu with questions.