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WHAT YOU CAN RECYCLE ON CAMPUS
newspaper, copy paper, color paper
corrugated, cereal boxes, etc
bottles, jugs, cups, etc
Paper back ONLY
Frey Comp Svs., Facility Services, ECE Bldg, and University Stores Lobby
For more information about battery recycling click here.
University Own Only-computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards & mice
Departments should contact Property Management at 578-6921
For more information about campus e-waste, click here.
Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Environmental Health & Safety Warehouse (Gurrier Rd)
Motor Oil & Car Batteries
Environmental Health & Safety Warehouse
For more information about hazardous waste, click here.
Landscape Services Roll-off Dumpster site
Landscape Services, Roll-off Dumpster
For more information about Green Yard Waste, click here.
For more information about University Stores, click here.
From 459 Commons to Callegari Env. Center
For more information about biodiesel, click here.
For more information about construction waste diversion, click here.
Composting of Organics
limited to Fall Festival event
For more information about composting, click here.
Items that we do not recycle:
Soiled PAPER, Greasy pizza boxes or napkins, Styrofoam, Plastic Bags, Glass
WHERE TO TAKE YOUR RECYCLABLES
You can find blue containers and green dumpsters all over campus and in ALL campus buildings. Contact Andres Harris at 268.3385 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request more bins.
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As you can see, LSU recycling has increased steadily over the last 5 years.
From 2010 to 2011, LSU's waste stream decreased from 5579 to 4966 tons, while its recycling percentage climbed form 31 to 34%. This includes all paper, cardboard, aluminum cans and plastic from the blue bins, plus game day recycling, wood, leaves, scrap metal, carpet, miscellaneous metals, and concrete. LSU also recycles motor oil, car batteries, tires, cooking oil, electronic, and light bulbs.
- In 2005, 1300 tons of debris from hurricane Katrina was chipped and used under the live oaks.
- In 2008, LSU recycled 2860 tons of debris from hurricane Gustav.
If it can't be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished,refinished, resold or recycled then it should be restricted,redesigned or removed from production. (Berkeley Ecology Center)
OFF-CAMPUS RECYCLING OPTIONS
Recycle your old computer and electronic equipment with the Capital Corporate Recycling Council. CACRC is a Baton Rouge nonprofit designed to tackle the problem of the tens of thousands of computers, cell phones, etc. that will become “obsolete” in our community. Give your stuff a second chance at schools, non-profits, and in the community while protecting the environment. CACRC WILL ACCEPT: Computer hardware, Computer Accessories (keyboards, mice, speakers, etc.), monitors, printers, telephones, telephone systems, security systems, Cell phones/bag phones, beepers, networking equipment, fax machines, circuit boards (of any type), processors, telephone and computer cable, uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS), toner cartridges, and ink jet cartridges. CACRC WILL NOT ACCEPT: Televisions, stereos, appliances, or furniture.
Looking for other options to sell, buy or recycle used electronics? Check out EcoSquid an easy search engine for consumers to find convenient options for selling, buying or recycling used electronics.
If you would like additional options for donating or recycling old computer and other electronic products go to the EPA electronics recycling resource page.
Red Stick Freeuse Network
The Red Stick FreeUse Group is a non-profit “Free Use” group for the Baton Rouge area. Check this group for information on how to connect with people who are offering or seeking items such as furniture, clothes, appliances, plants books, etc.