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Recycling

Battery Recycling

Containers for household battery collection are located at the entrance level of each main campus building near the recycling station. Click below for more information:

Cardboard [corrugated] Recycling

Small amounts of cardboard can be placed near a designated recycling center. Large amounts of cardboard should be taken to the designated trash area in each building, or call the Physical Plant & Facilities office at ext. 6588 for assistance.

Cans, Glass and Plastic Recycling

These should be deposited in the nearest designated recycling center container.

Cartridge Recycling

Containers for printer cartridges are located at your building’s recycling center. Funds generated from the recycled cartridges go in an ESF scholarship fund.

Computer Equipment Recycling

ESF recycles all computer components. If you have a state/research issued computer for disposal, contact the Property Control office at ext. 6898 for assistance. Please keep the equipment in your lab or office. DO NOT put the equipment in the hallway as it violates NYS fire code.

Electronic Equipment Recycling

ESF recycles all electronic equipment. If you have a state/research issued piece of equipment for disposal, contact the Property Control office at ext. 6898 for assistance. Please keep the equipment in your lab or office. DO NOT put the equipment in the hallway as it violates NYS fire code.

Light bulb Recycling

Fluorescent and mercury vapor light bulbs are part of ESF’s recycling program. Contact your building custodian or the Physical Plant & Facilities office at ext. 6588 for assistance. DO NOT put these bulbs in the trash.

Incandescent bulbs may be thrown in the trash.

Paper Recycling

Each campus office, classroom and laboratory space has a basket for paper recycling. These containers are picked up on a weekly basis. Details for pick up are discussed under section titled Paper Collection.

Larger paper recycling containers are located at building recycling centers and designated building trash areas.

Special arrangements can be made with the grounds department to deliver additional recycling barrels for major office and storage area clean outs. Please call the Physical Plant & Facilities office at ext. 6588 for assistance.

Paper Acceptable for Recycling Paper Unacceptable for Recycling
Account ledger sheets Airfreight envelopes
Bond paper Blueprints
Boxboard* Carbon paper
Brown paper Foam core board
Business envelops Food wrappers
Calculator tape Mylar
Carbonless forms (NCR) Paper towels
Chipboard Photographs
Colored paper Slides
Computer printouts Tissues
Copier paper Transparent paper
Index cards Vellum
Magazines
Manila file folders
Newspapers
Poster board
Post-it notes
Shredded paper
Tabbed dividers

*Boxboard is described as paperboard boxes from house hold packaging such as cereal, pasta and other food, tissue, gift and toy boxes, tissue and towel rolls, and empty beverage cases.

Paper Collection

Each office has a recycling basket for paper. Physical Plant & Facilities staff makes weekly rounds in each campus building collecting mixed office paper from individual baskets. You are encouraged to take advantage of this service. The process is outlined below.

Employees and students are expected to participate in ESF’s recycling program by placing their recycling baskets near their door off the main corridor by 9:00am on their scheduled recycling day. See below for a list of recycling days for each building.

We will empty the basket and return it to the office or room.

It is that simple! Of course, if your basket fills up in less than a week or you forget to put it out, you will need to empty it at the nearest recycling center.

Building Paper Collection Days

Tuesday Thursday
Baker Bray
Jahn Moon
Illick Old Greenhouse
Marshall Old M&O
Physical Plant Walters

Scrap Metal Recycling

Once the Property Control office determines that a piece of equipment is to be disposed of, the Physical Plant & Facilities Grounds Department separates the scrap metal from the piece of equipment and recycles the metal.

If you have questions regarding recycling on campus, please contact the Physical Plant & Facilities office at ext. 6588

Physical Plant Links

Mailing Address:
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: (315) 470-6588
FAX: (315) 470-6957

Shipping Address:
307 Stadium Place
Syracuse, NY 13210

Office Hours:
M-F, 8am-4:30pm
(4pm in summer)

Emergencies:
Contact Physical Plant & Facilities, 470-6588 (After hours contact University Police, 470-6666)


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