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.
 

Contact

Robert Cross
Director of Environmental Health and Conservation

(315) 792- 3743
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502