Colgate University uses a two-stream recycling system, meaning that there is one bin for paper
and another bin for plastic, glass and metal
Please take a moment to place your waste in the proper bin.
Remember: When in doubt, throw it out!
This may seem counterintuitive, but it is better to accidentally throw away a recyclable rather than contaminate an entire load of recyclables with trash.
As always, do your part to reduce waste, and reuse items whenever possible.
Electronic Waste Recycling
Electronic devices (eWaste) should always
be recycled when they become obsolete. Colgate University has eWaste recycling stations in the Coop and 15 other areas. Recycling eWaste saves energy and resources, and reduces toxins in our environment.
- Cell phones
- Compact discs
- Digital cameras
- Cables and cords
- Printer cartridges
- Other small electronic devices
Tape both ends of all batteries before placing them in a battery recycling bin.
Larger electronic devices such as Colgate-owned television sets, computers, and printers are collected by ITS (call the helpline at x7111 for assistance).