Office Recycling

Staff and faculty in office spaces have multiple options for recycling. These include desk side bins, central recycling areas, and special pick-up by U.Va. Recycling staff. To request recycling bins or schedule a pick up of large items, contact U.Va. Recycling at (434) 982-5050.

Office Recycling Guide

Paper Products

All paper products should be sorted into, two separate bins. A box with a green label for white paper and a box with a black label for mixed paper. White paper is any non glossy paper such as printer paper, notebook paper, and books. Mixed paper is all other paper products such as post-it notes, colored paper, magazine paper, and glossy paper products.

Cardboard

To recycle cardboard in your office, flatten the cardboard and store it next to a recycling bin. Only non food contaminated cardboard can be recycled. Anything with oil or grease stains and food residue must be landfilled.

Plastics

Plastic products #1-7 are recyclable, such as yogurt cups, water bottles, plastic disposable cups, and plastic bags. Rinse any food contaminated plastics before tossing them in the bin. All recycling at U.Va. is hand sorted by members of the recycling staff, so keep it clean when possible.When in doubt, toss it in the recycling bin.

Metals & Glass

Metals and Glass should be thrown into the recycling bin. These include all colored glass bottles, and glass containers. Metals such as aluminum cans, bronze, tin, copper, and steel should also be recycled.

E-Cycling

All e-waste such as batteries, calculators, electronic office equipment should be disposed of by contacting U.Va. Recycling. Or visiting the following E-cycling bin locations: O-Hill, Runk, Brown Library, Clemons Library, Alderman Library, Fisk Library, Darden School.

For more information contact:

Sonny Beale, Jason Snow and Victor Martin
Email: recycling@virginia.edu
Phone: (434) 982-5050