Recycling Information


Single Stream Recycling Process

Single Stream Recycling

We can decrease the volume of solid waste we generate at SUNY Oswego by turning many of these disposable items into renewable resources through recycling.  Recycling reduces our need to send solid waste to landfills or incineration plants.

What items can be recycled at SUNY Oswego?

  • Glass bottles
  • Metal cans
  • Plastic: food, cleaner, and personal care bottles, jugs, or tubs with the numbers 1 or 2 on the bottom
  • Paper beverage cartons - milk and  juice cartons and drink boxes
  • Office paper: copy/printer paper, envelopes (no plastic windows), post-it notes, stationery, greeting cards
  • Other paper: newspapers, magazines, brown bags, gift wrap
  • Corrugated cardboard, and pizza, cereal, tissue or gift boxes (no food residuals or waxed paper)
  • Electronic equipment including computers, monitors, printers, photocopiers, typewriters, fax machines, shredders, network switches, projectors, cameras and broadcasting equipment.
  • Ink and toner cartridges

Recycling Bin

Where can I put items to be recycled?

There are recycling bins in every academic building on campus.  The bins are clearly labeled, and easy to find.

Corrugated cardboard and pizza, cereal, tissue or gift boxes can be placed in blue paper bins.  These are located in the recycling room in every dormitory building.  They are also located in acedmic buildings, on a smaller scale.  If you have a large volume of cardboard, contact Facilities Operations (312-3200) to arrange for a pickup.

Electronic equipment including computers:  Contact Lin Murray (murray@oswego.edu) at Inventory Control.  Please include the following information in your e-mail:  Name, contact information, make and model of the items, inventory decal number and location.

Ink and toner cartridges can be sent through campus mail to the Environmental Health and Safety office, 110 Lee Hall (building 4).

Where can I get containers for my workspace?

Submit a service request to your custodian.

What about batteries?

You can find battery recycling bins in all residence halls in their respective recycling rooms.  Battery recycling bins are also in Penfield Library, Snygg Hall, Rich Hall and at the Campus Center Welcome Desk.
 
Batteries accepted include alkaline (AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt), nickel cadmium, lithium (laptop), nickel-metal hydride (radio) and lead acid.  For any other types of batteries or for other questions, contact Eric Foertch of Environmental Health and Safety at foertch@oswego.edu.

Other questions?

Contact Rebecca Kempney of Facilities Operations at kempney@oswego.edu