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.
- Eye glasses
- Ink & toner cartridges/click here for new update
- CFL lightbulbs
- Metals (Scrap metal)
- Cell phones
- Electronic waste
- Any devices with a cable or plug attached
Special Material Drop Off Locations at UCSF: Zero Waste flier 2018 - 2019
Computers / Electronics
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
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 Tips and Practice application
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