Green Technology

Green Tech Tips:

Don't Print unless you have to.
When you print, use print preview to make sure you aren't printing extra pages.
Turn off computers not being used.
Turn off lights when leaving a room.
Unplug extra chargers when not being used to charge devices.
Use a laptop instead of a desktop to save electricity.
Recycle Electronics. (more info below)
Replace old CRT monitors and TVs with new more efficient flat panels.
Use rechargable batteries.

Electronics Recycling:

The following items can be recycled by depositing them in the TechnoTrashcan at the Library Circulation Desk, or at the Computer Help Desk.

  • All forms of electronic media and their cases: diskettes, zip disks, CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVDs, video tape, audio tape, game cartridges, DAT, DLT, Beta or Digibeta, and virtually all other type of computer tapes.
  • Hard drives, Zip and Jazz drives, jump drives, etc.
  • All forms of inkjet printer cartridges.
  • All types of cell phones, pagers, PDAs and their chargers, cables, and headset accessories
  • All types of rechargeable batteries (not regular alkaline ones) and their chargers
  • All of the small computer accessories such as MP3 players, iPods, digital cameras, hand-held scanners, handheld games and other connected devices.

Battery Recycling:

    The Help Desk can accept rechargable batteries for recycling.  We cannot yet recycle alkaline batteries.  

More Information:

   Visit the Sustainability @ UC page for more information about recycling other materials, and tips for "being green".


Technical Support
Lower Level, Gannett Library
8:30am to 5:00pm Weekdays

Phone: (315) 792-3115

Add to your Contacts:

Computer Help Desk, Lower Level, Gannett Library, email:, phone: (315) 792-3115
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502