Thanks for reducing, reusing, and recycling!
Don’t see instructions for something that you think is recyclable? Have other questions about recycling? Email the Zilkha Center to ask about it.
* Flatten and stack cardboard next to recycling containers in public areas and dorm trash/recycling rooms in the basement. (Wet, waxed, and soiled cardboard cannot be recycled. Please put it in the trash)
In public areas:Place these in the RED recycling containers marked "paper."
In classrooms and offices:Place in the small TAN containers (smaller than trash containers).
In dorms: Put in the RED containers in rooms/common rooms designated for paper. When those fill up, bring to the trash/recycling room in your dorm, typically in the basement and place in appropriate containers.
Plastic, Glass, and Metal
Plastic sealed air inflatable packaging cannot be recycled on campus. They can be recycled in a plastic bag recycling in a store. The nearest one to campus is Stop N Shop. Other locations in the region are here.
In public areas: Place these in the GREEN containers marked "plastic glass cans."
In classrooms: In the appropriately labeled small TAN container near the trash containers.
In offices: Offices do not have containers for these items, so please take them to the nearest public recycling station in your building.
In dorms: Place in the YELLOW bins in your common rooms designated for plastic, glass and metal containers. When those fill up, bring to the trash/recycling room in your dorm and place in appropriate containers.
|(waxed, wet, and soiled cardboard is not recyclable)||Flatten and stack next to recycling containers in public areas and dorm trash/recycling rooms in the basement.|
|Cannot be recycled
CFLs = universal hazardous waste
Incandescents = waste
|CFLs contain small amounts of mercury and are considered "universal waste." Contact your custodian for proper disposal.Incandescent light bulbs cannot be recycled. Put them in a bag before putting them in the trash to minimize the risk of bulbs breaking and cutting anyone transporting the trash|
|Most electronics contain lead or mercury and cannot be disposed of in the trash. This is how you properly dispose of these items:
Batteries (all types)
|To be safe, before disposing cover the positive and negative posts of the following batteries with masking, duct, or electrical tape: alkaline, lithium ion, ni-cad, rechargeables, and 9-volt batteries
Lead-acid batteries - such as most car batteries and battery packs for emergency lighting - must be disposed of differently. Contact Heather Main for disposal.
||Clean and gently used clothing can be recycled in Paresky in the built-in recycling containers located near the Park St. entrance. Clothing will be donated to Greylock ABC.
Clean Packing Materials
||The UPS Store in the Colonial Shopping Center will often take these materials for reuse. You can drop these items off anytime during normal business hours. If you don’t take them there, they should just be put in the trash receptacle.|
CDs and DVDs
Gather reasonably transportable amounts in a box. Contact the Facilities Service desk at 597-2486 to arrange for pick up.
Non Recycleable Items
|These should go in trash containers. Where possible reduce the amount you use.