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Frequently Asked Questions About Waste Diversion
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What should I do with batteries when I am done with them?
When you are finished with batteries you should recycle them. Batteries contain toxic metals that can enter the environment if not properly disposed of, posing a risk to both animals and humans. California became the first state in February 2006 to legally prohibit throwing away batteries and other items considered Universal Waste.
Campus residents: place used batteries and ink cartridges in the blue recycling receptacles at each residence hall's service desk.
Faculty and staff: send used batteries and ink cartridges to Facilities in an intercampus mail envelope.Read More »
What can I recycle if I live off-campus?
Off-campus recycling procedures are not exactly the same as on-campus recycling procedures.
The following websites provide detailed information concerning recycling off campus:Read More »
Does the recycling at SCU go to city/county recycling plants? Who recycles the material?
After the recycled materials are collected, they are stored at Facilities until picked up by the respective recycling companies.
- Aluminum, glass, plastics, and paper are recycled through Mission Trail Waste Systems.
- Some paper and all corrugated cardboard are recycled through Weyerhaeuser. SCU uses a compactor for corrugated cardboard before it is picked up for recycling.
- E-waste is handled by E-Waste Recyclers, a company out of Grass Valley.
- Batteries are processed as hazardous waste and picked up, along with other hazardous materials (such as fluorescent tubes), monthly by All Chemical Disposal.
- Ink cartridges are collected and brought to an elementary school, which recycles the ink cartridges to benefit the school.
- Green waste is handled my Mission Trail Waste Systems.