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Recycle- Helpful Information

EPA RESOURCES

Recycle City (EPA Region 7): Full of recycling tips.
EPA reusable news: Reusable news, newsletters, and bulletins that are full of recycling tips and information.
Puzzled About Recycling Value? Look Beyond the Bin:  Helps you to see the full picture of recycling and why you should be recycling.
E-Waste
ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT RECYCLING
Cell Phone
Providing New Ways to Recycle Electronics: Goldsmith Group, Inc.
 

Miscellaneous Electronic Recycling
Natural Evolution: variety of electronics recycling services (located in Tulsa, Oklahoma)
Sierra Metals: Electronic recycling and de-manufacturing.
COMPUTER EQUIPMENT
Disks:
 Green Disk:  Find out how disks are recycled and where to send your old ones.     
USA City Link Project: Learn about the "Floppies for Kiddies" program and how to donate disks to those less fortunate.
 
Monitors:
Intechra: De-installs computer systems at no cost to the company.
Rethink Initiative: gives information of where to sell, donate, and recycle E-waste.
 
Miscellaneous:
  Enviro Solutions: Recycles ink jet cartridges.
Back Thru the Future: Microcomputer equipment recycling.
UNICOR Computer/Electronics Recycling: UNICOR acts as a collector, recycler and distributor of recycled computer and electronics.

College Campus

 

7 STEPS TO CREATING A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM

Step 1 - How to start a Recycling Program
University of Missouri: Policy and operations entailed in creating a green campus.
       
Step 2 - Activism on Recycling/Resource Issues
Grassroots Recycling Network: A North American network of recycling and community, based activists, who advocate policies and practices to achieve zero waste, to end corporate welfare for waste, and to create sustainable jobs from discards.
University of Oregon: Campus Recycling Program See how grassroots activism directly influences both campus and community environments.
Campus Green Vote: The Center for Environmental Citizenship teaches students to get involved in the political arena through campus green voting campaigns.
        
Step 3 - Good Campus Recycling Websites
Humboldt State University.
University of Minnesota.
Dartmouth University.

Step 4 - College & University Sustainability
Sustainable Development on Campus-A Tool Kit.
Arizona State University: The Global Institute of Sustainability is the hub of ASU's sustainability practices. The institute advances research, education, and business practices of sustainability for an urbanizing world.
Stanford University: Stanford University is committed to being a leader in the research, teaching and institutional practice of environmental sustainability.
UC Davis: The Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (ESS) develops, leads, and coordinates sustainability efforts throughout the UC Davis campus.
Brown University: a cooperative effort by all departments, staff, students, and faculty. promoting campus environmental responsibility and resource conservation.
     
Step 5 - Reuse Programs
University of Wisconsin/Madison: (SWAP)~Surplus with a purpose multi-faceted surplus property disposal operation.
Oregon State University: Mission- recycle or transfer excess or surplus property back to OSU departments, state and local governments, and qualified nonprofit organizations within the State of Oregon.
    
Step 6 - Composting
Medical University of South Carolina: information on how to take care of your compost pile at home.
Ithaca College: info. on how integrating composting practices into university dining services can help divert large amount of food waste from the waste stream.
Dartmouth University: dorm and dining hall composting information designed to minimize waste stream components .
      
Step 7 - Networking, Listserves, and Other Resources
Oklahoma Recycling Coalition:A nonprofit organization working to support communities, governments, and individuals in recycling.
College and University Recycling council: Is a network of campus-based recycling professionals who face similar challenges and opportunities in managing college and university programs.
RecycleMania: Friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities.