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Promote Reuse

A big way to promote reuse is to donate items that are in still in good condition, to be used by someone else. Whether you're doing spring cleaning or planning a move in your office or home, we have the checklist and resources for you!

Planning a Move or Clean Out?

Guidelines for departments preparing to do a move or a large clean out 

  • Boxes will be charged to your department or to the project, depending on the nature of the project.
  • At the end of the project: please return boxes to Facilities when possible.

If your project is managed by Projects & Planning, contact your Project Manager to order.

If your project is self-managed, contact Facilities-CSC@scu.edu.

  • Wheeled bins (like curbside containers) are for all paper, plastic, glass, and metal.
  • These recycling bins are free of charge.

If your project is managed by Projects & Planning, contact your Project Manager to order. Contact Facilities-CSC@scu.edu when these are full and need to be removed/replaced.

If your project is self-managed, contact facilities-csc@scu.edu to order, and when these are full and need to be removed/replaced.

  • Request a large locked container if you have lots of confidential materials.
    • Standard Confidential Shredding for large purges costs $5/box
    • Locked gray wheeled bins (similar to curbside containers) are $15/bin (hold approx. 12 boxes worth). These are limited in availability.
  • Please be sure ONLY confidential documents are put in these gray locked bins. **Each department is charged for this service**

If your project is managed by Projects & Planning, contact your Project Manager to order. Contact Facilities-CSC@scu.edu when these are full and need to be replaced.

If your project is self-managed, contact Facilities-CSC@scu.edu to order, and when these are full and need to be replaced.

  • If your department has a lot of reusable items, use this Do-It-Yourself label kit to collect items that can be donated to local non-profits.
    • Order moving boxes, print labels, set them up in a designated area, and let your department know what items to drop off.
    • Contact the non-profits on the Zero Waste Zones list when you are ready to deliver/schedule a pick-up.
  • Try to avoid ordering bulk landfill bins

If your project is managed by Projects & Planning, follow the guides on the main Waste page.

If your project is self-managed, see below for detailed information.

DIY: Set Up a Zero Waste Zone

Zero Waste Zones makes it easy to divert and donate reusable goods during office clean-outs and moves. The program helps employees reduce landfill waste and increase employee awareness of SCU’s standard waste diversion practices. Employees are encouraged to sort their office clutter/waste into several categories, including reusable office supplies, functioning electronics, and promotional items to be donated/reused. Suggested donation recipients are listed below in each reusables category.

Designated recycling areas such as mixed recycling and electronic waste should also be available concurrently. Please contact Facilities to set up bulk recycling collection bins for mixed recycling and electronic waste.

MUST BE LOGGED INTO YOUR SCU EMAIL ACCOUNT TO ACCESS & DOWNLOAD:

Donation Box Templates | Recycling Templates

Donation Type

Description/Examples

Donation Recipient

Arts & Crafts

drawing/painting materials, canvas, picture frames, stickers, etc.

RAFT San Jose 408-451-1420

Functioning Computer Stuff

Computers 2008+, LCD monitors 17”+, LCD Projectors: RAFT


Anything else: Goodwill of Silicon Valley

RAFT San Jose 408-451-1420

Functioning Electronics

LED lights, batteries, Xmas lights, wire, switches, foil, drives, speakers, springs, magnets, etc: RAFT


Anything else: Goodwill of Silicon Valley

RAFT San Jose 408-451-1420

Office Supplies

Erasers, markers/pens/pencils, hole punches, file trays, paper clips, rubber bands, staplers, tape, etc.

RAFT San Jose 408-451-1420


Drop off at SCU Center for Sustainability (Varsi 202)


Drop off at Share Shelf in Benson

File Folders

Regular, hanging, etc.

RAFT San Jose 408-451-1420

Lightweight Office Furniture

lamps, small storage boxes, in-boxes, rolling chairs, stacking chairs, two- or four-drawer upright file cabinets, lightweight racks and bookcases, rolling carts, whiteboards and easels

RAFT San Jose 408-451-1420

Clean Paper Supplies

Copy paper, adhesive, business cards, envelopes, poster board, tissue paper, wrapping paper, etc.

RAFT San Jose 408-451-1420

Event Supplies

Textiles, votive candles, string, yarn, etc.

RAFT San Jose 408-451-1420

Clean Kitchen Supplies

drawing/painting materials, canvas, picture frames, stickers, etc.

RAFT San Jose 408-451-1420

Books

 

SCU Library: contact Rice Majors at 408-554-5429 or at rmajors@scu.edu


SJ Public Libraries


RAFT San Jose 408-451-1420

Promotional Items

Bags, mugs, caps, t-shirts, toys, etc.

RAFT San Jose 408-451-1420

Plastics

New containers of all kinds, film canisters with lids

RAFT San Jose 408-451-1420

Lab Equipment

New beakers, new flasks, new test tubes, new funnels, working microscopes, petri dishes, pipettes, tips & trays, vials, gloves

RAFT San Jose 408-451-1420

Toys & Knick Knacks

 

Hope Services Santa Clara 408-748-2874

Pictures, Paintings, Frames

 

Hope Services Santa Clara 408-748-2874

Silverware

 

Hope Services Santa Clara 408-748-2874

Clothing

 

Hope Services Santa Clara 408-748-2874

Recycling Type

Description/Examples

What to do

Electronic Waste

 

Visit the Facilities Service Requests page, call SCU Facilities at 408-554-4742, or email Facilities-CSC@scu.edu to request a pick up

Universal Waste

Ink cartridges, batteries, light bulbs)

send to Facilities via intercampus mail envelopes