Building & Landscape
The University promotes sustainable practices that
will reduce the use of energy and other resources, and keep materials
out of the landfill. Before recycling, please consider whether
your item may be donated and/or reused in any other way.
1. What do we recycle at UM? Go here:
2. What is “single stream”? Single Stream
is the combination of fiber/paper and containers made of plastic, glass
and/or metal -- basically, paper and bottles and cans!
These items can all be placed together in bins located throughout campus
that say “recycling”.
3. Why can’t I recycle things like drinking straws,
coffee lids, stirrers and small coffee cream containers? These items
are too small to be processed by automated equipment at our recycling
4. How can I get a trash or recycling bin for my office
or other areas in my building? send email request to
5. How do I get a large bin for cleaning out my office?
Send email request to email@example.com
to schedule a bin delivery or to schedule a bulk pickup.
6. How can I recycle these things? When in doubt,
contact firstname.lastname@example.org) but here
are some specifics:
a. CDs and DVDs
Terrapin Trader X55267
b. Cell phones and
chargers Terrapin Trader X55267 or
c. Batteries DES
will continue to pick-up and recycle lead-acid batteries; however, other
batteries will be
pick up and recycled by University Recycling. These include alkaline,
nickel-cadmium, nickel-metal hydride, and lithium batteries.
University Recycling has battery recycling bins in most buildings on campus.
One recycling has been centrally located within a building or a group of
buildings to allow students, faculty and staff to properly recycle
batteries. See attached spreadsheet to find the recycling bin nearest to
you. To request a bin, or if you have questions about the battery
recycling program, please email Bill Guididas at
d. Toner and ink
cartridges contact email@example.com
to schedule a pickup
Styrofoam: no collection available. Mail Boxes etc in
Stamp Student Union will gladly accept packing peanuts.
Laboratory glass – glass that is non-heat resistant should be placed with
the single stream collection. Heat resistant glass including Pyrex is
not recyclable and should be placed in the trash collection.
7. What about food waste? Don’t we compost here?
The university collects food waste at the campus dining facilities for
composting. Plans to expand this program to include other campus
buildings are forthcoming.
8. What else do we collect and recycle on this campus?
(scrap metal, wood, concrete, landscape brush, carpet, ceiling tiles and
mattresses are just a few examples of the variety of materials we collect
and keep out of the landfills. For more information on what we
collect, go to