Contact

Robert Cross
Director of Environmental Health and Conservation

(315) 792- 3743

Recycling Guidelines

Recycling and Sustainability Guidelines



Utica College Ad Hoc Committee on Sustainability



RECYCLING:



As of July 5, 2011, Single-Stream recycling is in effect and the need to sort certain recyclables (paper, cardboard, containers) is not required. Note: Plastic bags, except for holding shredded paper, are not allowed.

1. PAPER/CARDBOARD WASTE
(includes newspapers, magazines, catalogs, paperback books, envelopes, small cardboard):

All Areas:
Place in any shape or color basket designated for recycling.

Do’s and Don’ts:

  • Please place large cardboard boxes in the hallway for pickup by the custodial crew.
     
  • DO NOT recycle: napkins, tissues, paper towels, paper plates, wax paper.
     
  • Staples and paper clips are allowed.
     
2. CONTAINERS:

All Areas:
Place in any shape or color basket designated for recycling. 

Do’s and Don’ts:

  • Plastic bottles and containers with a #1,2,3,4, 5, and 7 in a triangle on the container bottom are recyclable (remove lids and caps first). #6’s are not recyclable.
     
  • All glass bottles and jars are recyclable.
     
  • Milk/juice cartons and boxes are recyclable.
     
  • Metal cans, aerosol cans, and aluminum foil are recyclable.
     
  • Look for fund raising boxes in the hallways for $.05 deposit bottles! Otherwise, place in regular recycle basket.
     
  • DO NOT recycle: cups, plastic lids, plastic bags, straws, bottle caps.
3. ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT:
  • All electronic waste must be recycled as required by the New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act.
     
  • All electronic waste, including computers, monitors, printers, copiers can be recycled by calling the Computer Help Desk at x3115 - collected on a periodic basis.
     
  • Cell phones, CD’s, DVD’s, pagers, headphones, PDA’s, calculators, empty ink cartridges can be recycled by dropping off at the Computer Help Desk.
     
  • Donate your ink cartridges to G.R.R.O.W.L.S (Golden Retriever Rescue Operated with Love Statewide) by dropping them off at Carol Downing’s office, room 214 Faculty Center. $1 is donated for each cartridge received!
4. HARDCOVER BOOKS:
  • Recycle by taking to the library.
     
  • Leave in hallways for custodial crew to pick up.
     
  • For large number of books, contact Facilities Management at x3191 for pickup.
5. BATTERIES:
  • All rechargeable batteries MUST be recycled by law. All other types and sizes can also be recycled.
     
  • Bring your old batteries to the Computer Help Desk or the Office of Environmental Health and Conservation, room 279 Gordon Science Center.
     
  • For residence halls (except Alumni), take your old batteries to the collection baskets located behind the lobby reception areas.
6. STYROFOAM PACKAGING MATERIAL (peanuts and chunks):
  • Place in hallway for pickup by the custodial crew.
     
  • Small pieces like peanuts should be placed in a plastic garbage bag.
7. DETAILED RECYCLING GUIDELINES
  • Visit the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority Web site at http://www.ohswa.org for more information.

DO YOUR PART FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY:



  • Use 2-sided copying whenever possible to save paper.
     
  • Turn off lights when leaving a room.
     
  • Report leaking faucets, showers, toilets to Facilities Management x3191, or use the ‘work request form’ (for faculty and staff only) on the Facilities Management Web page www.utica.edu/request.
     
  • Use recycled scratch pads available from the Copy Center in Gordon Science Center, first floor.
     
  • Carpool, bicycle, or walk to your destination.

     
CALL THE OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND CONSERVATION AT X3743.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, OR STOP BY THE OFFICE, ROOM 279 GORDON SCIENCE CENTER.