Recycling & Waste Reduction



What is Special Material?
Special materials are items that cannot be traditionally disposed of in the compost, recycling, or in the
garbage bins. These materials require special handling to be recycled.

The following are considered special materials:
Printable Special Material Flyer

  • Batteries
  • Eye glasses
  • Ink & toner cartridges
  • CFL lightbulbs
  • Metals (Scrap metal)
  • Cell phones
  • Electronic waste
  • Any devices with a cable or plug attached


Special Material Drop Off Locations at UCSF: Campus Program Flyer

Computers / Electronics
If you have questions about unwanted e-waste or special material, please contact UCSF Recycling & Waste Reduction at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (415) 502-6808.

For large electronic items and refrigerators that need to be recycled, you can
contact UCSF Supply Chain Management - Logistics at (415) 502-6245 for collection.

Furniture, Metal, Donations, & Reusables
Contact UCSF Recycling & Waste Reduction at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (415) 502-6808 for an assessment for reuse, resale or donation.


The annual recovery of special materials at UCSF includes:

  • 127 tons Scrap metal
  • 9 tons Donated materials
  • 3.5 tons batteries
  • 40 tons E-waste
  • 5.5 tons Toner cartridges
  • 8 tons Fluorescent light bulb tubes

 

Examples of Special Material Items

Batteries Cell Phone Glasses Keyboard CFL Bulbs
Batteries Cell Phone Glasses Keyboard CFL Bulb
Phone Printer Cartridge Printer Toner< Toy
Phone Print Cartridge Printer Toner Toy

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