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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:

  • Rush Rhees Library: University IT Center
  • 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.

Athletic Shoes

Worn out or unwanted sneakers are collected at the Goergen Athletic Center alumni locker rooms for Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe program. Nike collects shoes and recycles them into athletic fields. 


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 2015 E-Cycle event

Document Shredding

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 2015 Shred Fest

Name Plates

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:
Amy Kadrie
Sustainability Coordinator
(585) 362-5739

Recycling Posters

Download and print these posters for your classroom, conference room, breakroom, dorm, or office.

River Campus ink recycling
ink jet recycling: River Campus

URMC ink recycling
ink jet recycling: Medical Center

Nike shoe recycling Sneaker Recycling

IT equipment recycling (computers, monitors, etc)

For more information about recycling at the University of Rochester, contact:

Amy Kadrie

Sustainability Coordinator