- Glass, metal, and plastic
- Laser, Inkjet, and Toner Cartridges
- Rechargeable Batteries & Cell Phones
- Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
- Other Types of Materials
The College recycles numerous items including mixed paper, plastic and glass bottles and cans, cardboard, batteries, lighting and ballasts, computers and computer hardware, furniture, mattresses, library books (dropped off at the Boston Public Library). Total amounts recycled have gone from 20 tons several years ago to 140 tons last year.
The College recycles everything from paper to furniture to lighting to electronics. “We recycle quite a bit here – last year, over 70 tons of material. The College’s recycling provider, Institutional Recycling Network, handles mixed paper, plastic and glass bottles, cans, computers, cardboard, lighting and ballasts, and furniture. Batteries and other material considered hazardous waste are recycled separately. The College has donated about 2,000 mattresses to disaster relief agencies. Mattresses that are in poor shape are burned to produce usable energy. –Expression