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“the starting point for a better world is the belief that it is possible.” —norman cousins, journalist, professor, and world peace advocate

Plastic Bags

Do you have a pile of plastic bags hiding somewhere? Many local grocery stores have a drop-off location for plastic bags. Check with the grocer you frequent.


Universal Waste

Universal Waste

Universal waste is a category of waste materials designated as "hazardous waste", but containing materials that are very common. Find out more about what items you have that qualify as Universal Waste here.

Batteries that constitute as universal waste.

You can recycle your universal waste:

  • O'neill Library - 3rd floor info desk
  • Carney Hall - outside Environmental Health & Safety, 4th floor
  • 129 Lake St - Outside Human Resources, 1st floor
  • Stuart House - 3rd floor lounge

Personal Electronics and CFL's

Not sure what to do with that old TV now that you have a new high-power HDTV? What about your expired compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL's)? Fortunately, many companies are accepting back their older products for recycling. Sony and Best Buy are just two of the companies that allow you to bring in, drop off, or mail in used electronic equipment.

Other organizations have formed specifically to facilitate electronics recycling for materials such as CDs and CD cases, phones and phone accessories, and CFL's. For how and where you can recycle these materials, visit the links below:

These sites list local recycling drop-off centers, advertise recycling events, and tell you what can and cannot be recycled. Although it may take a few extra steps to recycle your electronics and gadgets, the toxins prevented from going into landfills as the equipment decays will help secure the environment and humanity’s longevity.