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Department of Physical Facilities

Recycling

            


 

Did you know…That the University of Akron diligently monitors and records the weights of all materials recycled? In recent years, the total tonnage of materials recycled has significantly increased.  This is a result of a campus-wide commitment to improve sustainability.

The following data is the total annual tonnage for the past four years:  (View Graph)

2007:  168.97 Tons
2008:  211.79 Tons
2009:  316.98 Tons
2010:  395.54 Tons


Materials Recycled:
  • #1 - #7 Plastic (Non Contaminated)
  • Aluminum Cans (Empty)
  • Batteries (Alkaline/Lead/Nickel)
  • Books (Hard and soft bound)
  • Cardboard (Corrugated)
  • Cell Phones/Palm Pilots
  • Chipboard (Cereal Boxes/Pop Cases)
  • Commingled Recyclables
  • Computers (Keyboard, mouse, speakers)
  • Cooking Oil
  • Copper/Brass
  • Copy Machines
  • Digital Camera/Cameras
  • Eye-Glasses
  • Ferrous Metals (includes steel)
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fluorescent Bulbs/Ballast (Non PCB)
  • Gift Cards - ID Badges (place in plastic bag)
  • Glass Bottles
  • Ink Jet/Toner Cartridges
  • Large Appliances
  • Magazines/Catalogues
  • Molded Plastic
  • Monitors
  • Motor Oil
  • Newspaper
  • Oil Filters
  • Paint (Latex/Oil Based)
  • Pallets/Crates
  • Paper (white & color)
  • Packing Peanuts (Place in plastic bag)
  • Plastic Bags
  • Plastic #1 & #2 Bottles
  • Plastic Shrink Wrap
  • Printers
  • Radios (2 Way)
  • Refrigerant
  • Scrap Metal
  • Shampoo/Cleaning Bottles
  • Steel Cans (Soup cans/#10)
  • Styrofoam/Cleaning bottles
  • Telephone Books (Drop off dumpster outside ASEC)
  • Tires (Truck, Car, ATV)
  • Tyvek Envelopes/Intercampus Envelopes
  • TV's
  • Wood - Wood skins
   

       

 

 


Contact Information:

  • Andrew Henry
  • Recycling Superintendant
  • Physical Facilities Operation Center
  • 146 Hill Street,  Akron  Ohio  44325-0401
  • (330) 972-6019  Office
  • andrewh@uakron.edu

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