REDUCE, REUSES, RECYCLE! ITS RECYCLEMANIA TIME!

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Want to participate in RecycleMania but are unsure what you can recycle at UofL? You can find a complete recycling list here. Or … read further on this blog post!

The easiest to recycle on UofL is Single Stream Recycling!

  • Any recycling bin on all three UofL campuses can be used to recycle all types of paper, cardboard, plastics, metals, and glass.
  • It doesn’t matter what color, number, or how clean or empty your item is. If you think it might be recyclable, please put it in one of our single-stream bins. Small amounts of contamination will be sorted out.
  • You don’t even have to sort the materials! Materials sorting is done by QRS Recycling at their facility just six miles south of campus.
  • Find out more about UofL’s single stream recycling here

Little did you know… UofL also offers Electronic Waste Recycling! 

  • We can recycle any electronic consumer items, including: all computers, monitors, televisions, printers, copiers,scanners, servers, networking equipment, fax machines, telephones and cellphones, RAM/memory, hard drives, battery backups, and peripherals such as keyboards, mice, speakers, AC adapters, and mixed computer cables/wires.
  • How….?
  • Step 1: One of the following forms must be completed for the e-scrap item(s) to be picked up. All forms are located at the Inventory Control/Surplus Property website:
    Step 2: After your form has been submitted on-line and has been reviewed by the appropriate department, Physical Plant personnel will come to your location and pick up designated items for reuse or recycling.

UofL also offers Battery Recycling!

  • Did you know that UofL recycles over 4500 pounds of batteries every year?
  • Look for battery collection buckets in these locations:
    Belknap campus:
    All UofL Housing front desks
    Ekstrom Library
    Strickler Hall (REACH Rm 126)
    Physics, Dept office
    Biology, Dept office
    Chemistry, Dept office
    SAC – 3rd Floor Facilities office
    Education, Dept office
    Music, Dept office
    Urban & Public Affairs, Mailroom
    JB Speed, Rooms B-15, 207 and 221)
    Sackett Hall, Rm 108
    Health Sciences Center:
    Library Commons – RSO office
    Abel Admin – Dept office (3rd fl)
    SPHIS – Admin Office (2nd Fl)
    RRC – RRC admin office

Have other items you want to recycle? Check out this list to see if you can find a way! If it can be recycle, UofL recycles it!

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