WHAT GOES WHERE? A-Z Guide
At our office we get a lot of questions about how and where particular items should be recycled or properly disposed. Simply scroll through this alphabetical list of each item what to do with those items at NC State. If the item you want to recycle is not listed, please contact our office by phone or email.
• Aluminum cans, baking pans and foil can be placed into any Cans and Bottles bin.
•WRR is responsible only for the autoclave waste dumpsters and their respective locations.
• Ballasts are accepted for recycling at the Dearstyne Rolloff Site M-F 9am-3:30pm. The Dearstyne Roll-offs can only be utilized for materials generated on campus and are not available for bulk contractor waste.
• Rechargeable and single use batteries are accepted for recycling on campus and can go in E-Recycling bin located outside of all campus buildings. Please contact Waste Reduction & Recycling at 515-9421 if you are having trouble locating this bin.
• Contact our office if you have binders or any other office or school supplies in good condition. We collect these items and hold "Free Giveaway" days throughout the year. If unusable it can go in trash.
•Books can be sold to various book purchasers or donated to most any charitable organization. If you can't find a reuse option for your books you may recycle a small amount (less then 5) into a paper recycle bin. If you have a large amount of books, please contact our office to arrange a special pick up.
•Bottles are accepted for recycling on campus and can go into the Cans and Bottles bin.
•Cardboard includes brown boxes as well as cardboard appliance boxes. Please take out all contents from the box and flatten. Take cardboard boxes to nearest green dumpster, usually located outside of each campus building.
Printer/toner cartridges are accepted for recycling on campus and can go into the E-Recycling bin located outside of all campus buildings. Please contact Waste Reduction & Recycling at 515-9421 if you are having trouble locating this bin.
•Shredded Paper must be bagged.
•Please place shredded paper bags next to your recycling site.
•If you have a large amount of bags please request a pick-up.
Styrofoam (Extruded Polystyrene-#6)
•Styrofoam cannot be recycled at NC State University.
•Students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to reduce their usage of Styrofoam products.
•Please check with your local mailing facility to see if they collect Styrofoam peanuts for reuse.
•Vehicle Batteries may be brought to the Sullivan Roll-off Site between the hours of 8AM-11AM and 12-3:30PM on Monday through Friday.
•Oil and Anti-Freeze should be taken to EH&S or Motor Pool and collected there.
•Auto parts stores and shops generally accept used oil for little or no cost.
•Non-reusable NCSU-owned furniture •Refrigerators •Microwaves •Water heaters •Bulky items
•Non-functioning goods should be brought to the Sullivan Waste Roll-off site between 7:30AM and 3PM Monday-Friday.
Construction & Demolition
•Concrete •Brick •Wood •Metal •Wiring
•C&D material may be delivered to the Sullivan Site roll-offs between 8AM-11AM and 12-3:30PM on Monday through Friday.
•Aluminum •Steel •Copper •other metal under 8 feet
•Metals are fully recyclable and valuable.
•Bring to the Sullivan Roll-off Site between 8AM-11AM and 12PM-3:30PM on Monday through Friday, or haul bulk amounts directly to a local market.