Welcome to UNR Recycling
UNR strives to help everyone maximize diversion – that is keep as much out of the trash as possible. Most of your common recycling goes into the large blue bins around campus. This includes paper (all types of paper), cans, bottles, plastics. Details are below, but this is the same as the Waste Management Single Stream Recycling Program. Please put flattened cardboard boxes behind the totes like in this photograph.
For help or pickups with these items, please email email@example.com or call Facilities Operations and Maintenance at 784-8020.
UNR also recycles ink and toner cartridges and rechargeable batteries (alkaline go in the trash). These are handled by EH&S. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 327-5041 for these pickups. Please let us know building and room as well as how much is there. If the toners and ink are small, just send via campus mail to MS/328.
Computers and other electronic waste (aka “e-waste”) must go through surplus property if it is serviceable or has a UNR property tag. Other material can be picked up by EH&S, again by email to email@example.com or phone 327-5041.
We also want to remind everyone of the goals which are:
Rebuy (buy recycled-content products to make a market for what we recycle)
Items accepted in the large blue totes (common recycleables)
Items that are Accepted
Office paper of all types, including
newspaper, magazines, junk mail
Cardboard (flattened behind bin)
Rigid Plastics #1 through #7 (no bags or other film)
Plastic Starbucks cups (if washed out, no lids or straws)
Items that are not Accepted
Batteries (no car batteries)
Ink and toner cartridges
Plastic films (shrink wrap, bags, etc)
Bottles containing liquids that you wouldn't want to empty by hand (e.g. chewing tobacco)
Paper Starbucks cups
Bottles containing sunflower seeds or other trash