CU Anschutz strives to make collection of recyclable materials on campus as seamless and user-friendly as possible. Recycling is collected in single-stream bins throughout campus and our waste services provider, Republic Service, removes these items from campus and takes to certified recycling facilities. The University tracks waste diversion rates and seeks to improve these rates whenever and however possible.
We have worked with Republic to identify collection of lab-specific items that can be put into the recycling stream. Please note those items listed in the ACCEPTABLE list.
best way to improve recycling on campus is for every user to read and
understand what can and cannot be recycled to assure that recycled
material is not compromised. We continually work with janitorial staff
to make sure that proper collection is practiced.
|Acceptable Items - Recycle These Items|
|Plastic Containers #1 - 7|
|Styrofoam Larger than 6" in one aspect (No Peanuts)|
|Clean Conical Tubes (50mL &15 mL)|
|Clean/Unbroken Glass/Chemical Containers|
|Kimwipes (Not used on hazardous chemicals)|
|Pipette Tip Boxes|
|Media Bottles (That have been cleaned)|
|Unacceptable Items - Do Not Recycle!|
|Plastic Bags/Plastic Wraps|
|Used Pizza Boxes|
|Electronics & Batteries|
|Serological Pipette Wrappers|
The University also partners with Shred-It for on-site confidential document shredding and recycling on campus. These bins are located throughout campus.
Lots to Shred? If you have a large amount or recycled material to be collected or need a large number of confidential documents shredded, please contact Customer Service at 303-724-1777.