UC Sustainability

UC Sustainability

Recycling and Waste

Since 2000, the University of Cincinnati has decreased the amount of its waste sent to landfills by 63%.  This reduction has been achieved largely through recycling efforts.  Currently 65% of waste at UC is diverted from landfills via recycling or reuse.

For more information about the All Recycling program in all buildings on campus, visit the All Recycling page.

For more information about recycling at athletic and special events, visit the Bearcat Recycling page.

For more information about recycling cell phones to raise money for gorilla conservation, visit the Eco-Cell Recycling page.

For more information on how to recycle or otherwise properly dispose of more unusual items on campus, please consult the following chart.

Item Department Contact
Televisions and other Appliances Asset Management Teig Farrell
CDs, DVDs, VHS Tapes Asset Management Teig Farrell
Computers, Servers, Hard Drives, Monitors Asset Management Teig Farrell
Rechargeable Batteries Asset Management Teig Farrell
Printers, Scanners, Copiers Asset Management Teig Farrell
General Electronic Waste Asset Management Teig Farrell
Furniture and Lab Equipment Asset Management Teig Farrell
UC Cell Phones and PDAs Asset Management Teig Farrell
Toner Cartridges Asset Management Teig Farrell
Single Use Batteries Environmental Health & Safety Matthew Schnetzer
Lamps and Bulbs Environmental Health & Safety Jason Lambers
Vehicle Batteries Grounds, Moving & Transportation Beth Rains
Microfiche Grounds, Moving & Transportation

Beth Rains

Books, Magazines, Periodicals Grounds, Moving & Transportation Beth Rains
Scrap Metal Grounds, Moving & Transportation Beth Rains
Paint Maintenance and Operations Don Becker