Recycling and Refuse
PLEASE CALL UCSC RECEIVING AT (831) 459-2852 TO DISPOSE OF COMPUTERS, TV'S AND REFRIGERATORS. PLEASE DO NOT THROW THEM IN DUMPSTERS.
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The Recycling Program
The UCSC Recycling Program has been collecting recyclable materials from across campus since 1989. The goal of the Recycling Program is to divert materials from the waste stream. Instead of going to the landfill, these materials are reused by industry and turned into new products. UC System goals for diversion are 75% by 2012 and 100% by 2020. See: UCOP Sustainable Practices & Polices Also see current progress report: UCSC Current Progress
The Recycling Team collects materials from recycling bins all over campus. The Recycling Program currently collects two streams of materials in public areas: Mixed Containers, including plastics, aluminum, and glass in one bin and Mixed Paper in another bin. In office spaces, white office paper is also collected separately. Members of the UCSC community can easily recycle their materials in the recycling bins that are located at all residential colleges, classroom buildings, offices, cafes, and most other parts of campus.
Cardboard is recycled in big green dumpsters that are located at the loading docks of most buildings. The cardboard is then collected using front loader trucks and it is recycled.
The recycling and refuse programs also collect compostable materials from the campus Dining Halls and Cafes. This material is trucked to an off campus facility for composting and use in agriculture.
Recycling has many environmental and economic benefits, including: