Recycling Area Maps
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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Recycling & Surplus Information
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.
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.
Why Recycle?Reduces the amount of land that is converted to landfills.
Recycling has many environmental and economic benefits, including:
Transforming recyclable material into a new product requires less energy
than making the same product out of raw material.
Manufacturing with recycled materials instead of raw materials significantly reduces the amount
of energy, water, and pollution needed to excavate, mine, or harvest the raw materials.
Natural resources such as forests, mountains, and bodies of water are impacted less when we use recyclable
Recycling is an important part of waste reduction. To learn more about
how you can decrease the amount of waste you create, click
There are many exciting ways to get involved with recycling and waste
reduction at UCSC. Students are always needed to be on the Recycling Work
Crew. Check out the posts at UCSC
Career Center. A student can earn academic credit as an intern with
the Recycling Program, working on such projects as outreach, grant writing,
and event organizing. Check with your department or the Environmental
Studies Internship Coordinator for more information.
Refuse and Cardboard Recycling
Campus wide refuse and cardboard services are performed six days a week
by the Grounds Equipment Shop. A team of five equipment operators share
in the responsibilities of maintaining service to campus. Refuse and cardboard
dumpsters are located throughout campus to service all university facilities.