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Recycling Procedures

Recycling is mandatory in Broome County. Binghamton University follows the guidelines established by the County. The campus should use the guidelines below.

Confidential Document Disposal 

Students, faculty and staff are asked to place all confidential documents for shredding in locked confidential paper carts. The campus will retain a file of Certificates of Document Destruction in a centralized area. Copies of these certificates can be made available as needed.

If a cart is needed for confidential document disposal submit  a service request to Physical Facilities Customer Service using the web based service request or by calling customer service at 777-2226.

Disposal of Electronics(computers, monitors, keyboards etc.)

Information Technology manages the disposal of these items. Physical Facilities role is to get the items to IT.

Please note: Contact Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) at 777-2211 for proper disposal of any electronic equipment used in conjunction with hazardous materials.

Ordering Dumpsters

Staff and faculty should deposit all recyclable material in the blue bins located in the hallways of buildings.


NO blue prints, carbon copy paper, metallic paper, tissues, napkins, paper towels, paper cups, paper plates or paper egg cartons


No wax covered cardboard (can scrape off wax with your finger nail), mold covered or food contaminated material



NO window pane glass, mirrors, ceramics, planters, cups or light bulbs


No plastic bags*, plastic film*, styrofoam, automotive fluid containers, small appliances, utensils and plates.

*Plastic bags and plastic film can be recycled through bag recycling programs at store locations


No utensils, hangers or scrap metal

 Batteries/Ink Jet Cartridges

Dead batteries and used ink cartridges should be taken to your RD's office or one of the designated recycling centers listed below.


Additional Waste Reduction/Recycling Information

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Last Updated: 7/14/14