Other Recyclable Materials
Ink Jet and Toner Cartridges
You can mail ink jet and toner cartridges to University Mail Services. Please place in original or replacement packaging and mail to PO Box 270001.
On River Campus, you can drop off toner cartridges at:
- Campus Mail Center (at the counter)
- Wilson Commons: Common Connection
- Any residential life office:
- Quad (Hoeing 100)
- Susan B. Anthony (Morgan 104)
- Hill Court (Gale 112)
- Towers (Anderson 130
At the Medical Center, you can drop-off toner cartridges at:
- Medical Center Post Office
- Saunders Research Building vending machine area (1.104)
The University recycles rechargeable batteries (not alkaline) in accordance with both Monroe County Environmental Services and NYSDEC guidelines. Contact the Environmental Compliance Unit at 275-2056 if your area is interested in arranging a battery collection location.
On River Campus, drop off batteries at:
- Wilson Commons (Common Connections)
At the Medical Center, drop off batteries at:
- Photo Illustration
- Engineering Stores
- Parking Garage office
- School Of Medicine and Dentistry Environmental Services Office, G-6305 (Mon-Fri 8am-4pm)
Fluorescent Lamps, Used Oil, Solvent Waste Distillation
To recycle these materials, obtain a list of available free chemicals, or to dispose of any hazardous wastes, please contact the Environmental Compliance Unit at 275-2056.
Worn out or unwanted sneakers are collected for Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe program. Nike collects shoes and recycles them into athletic fields. If you are interested in holding a special collection in your area, please contact Amy Kadrie, Sustainability Coordinator, by calling (585)362-5739 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
On River Campus, drop off sneakers at:
- Goergen Athletic Center- Alumni Locker Rooms
At the Medical Center, drop off sneakers at:
- G-7528C by the Yellow elevators
Please see the University IT Equipment Recovery webpage for information about pick-up/drop-off options and what's eligible for recycling.
Note: The University holds an annual E-Cycle Day, allowing the University community to recycle personal electronics. See the results of the 2018 E-Cycle event
Please contact the Customer Service Center at 273-4567 to schedule a service request.
Note: Shred Fest, an annual event allowing for destruction of personal paper documents, is held in the summer. See the results of the 2018 Shred Fest
Please mail them to Jim Edmondson, Box 623, URMC. Jim is O&M Project Coordinator and Manager for the Lock/Sign/Door shops.
Scrap Metal, Construction Material, Office Furniture, Plastic or Metal Drums and Buckets, or Other
If you would like information on recycling these materials, please contact:
Download and print these posters for your classroom, conference room, breakroom, dorm, or office.
For more information about recycling at the University of Rochester, contact: