UC Sustainability

UC Sustainability

Waste Diversion

The University strives to divert waste from the landfill through recycling, minimizing waste, composting and practicing appropriate reuse.

  • UC has been implementing recycling and landfill stations in a variety of buildings across campus that are working to create a uniform, branded language of recycling that is aesthetically pleasing and ergonomic for the user.
  • For UC Football games and FC Cincinnati games, the Office of Sustainability coordinates recycling efforts.
  • For UC Basketball games and special events, Grounds/Moving/Transportation within Facilities Mnagement coordiantes recycling efforts.
  • During move-in and move-out, the Office works with a variety of different campus stakeholders to increase waste diversion through recycling, donating materials, and practicing appropriate reuse.
  • Institutionally, Surplus Management serves the University in all matters relating to the proper handling of all end of life cycle assets.
  • UC composts coffee grounds from Main Campus's cafe locations and combines it with dead organic matter that is composted from the landscape and eventually returned to campus as mulch and soil amendment.
  • Post and pre-consumer food waste are composted at Market Pointe and On the Green Dining facilities.
  • The Office of Enviornmental, Health, and Safety faciltates electronic and hazardous waste recycling and disposal.

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