Every person on campus has a role to play in UIC Recycling.
Start with smart materials
It begins when the materials available for use on campus are chosen based on compatibility within our recycling program. If an item (for example, Styrofoam cups) is provided for use on campus, it is everyone’s responsibility to ask why it was chosen in the first place.
Equipment makes it easy to recycle
Every building that participates in the full campus recycling program will have three major zones for recycling:
- Deskside Units provided in smaller offices and common areas; students, faculty and staff are expected to empty these when full.
- Recycling Stations usually consist of three bins (Paper, Bottles & Cans, and Trash) and are located at set intervals throughout hallways and larger common areas in most buildings, with easy access from deskside unit locations; Building Service Workers (BSWs) are expected to empty these stations regularly and move the contents to a central collection point.
- Central Collection Points can be large dumpsters or smaller “totes” where recyclable materials from an entire building (or cluster of buildings) are stored; Recycling Truck drivers will empty these points during the week on a scheduled or as-needed basis.
Use these files to print posters or labels for recycling equipment in your department.
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Our recycled materials have a future
Sometimes it is difficult to know where recycled material ends up. When we know what that is, we post it here:
- Paper: Tork recycled-content napkins and paper towels