Specialty Recycling Collections

Specialty Recycling at UMB

Item Type Details How to Recycle Additional Info

Alkaline Batteries

AAA, AA, C, D, 9-Volt

Collected at bi-annual specialty recycling events; contact the Office of Sustainability

Non-Alkaline Batteries

Lead acid, nickel cadmium, mercuric oxide, silver oxide, and lithium-ion

Contact EHS

Books

Paperback, hardback, magazines, catalogs, etc.

Collected at bi-annual specialty recycling events; contact the Office of Sustainability

Clothing

Clothes and home furnishings

Goodwill or Second Chance

Document shredding and recycling

Campus-wide contract with The Shredding Company, Inc.

Pricing and service options sheet with contact information can be found on the SSAS website

Electronics (UMB-Issued)

Any electronics issued by UMB for your work use (laptop, mouse, keyboard, etc.)

IT Disposal System

Electronics (Personal)

Any personal electronics items (computers, phones, charging cords, etc.)

Collected at bi-annual specialty recycling events; contact the Office of Sustainability

Ink & Toner Cartridges

Used/empty ink and toner cartridges from printers and copy machines

Drop box on the 2nd floor of HSFI (in the hallway leading to MSTF Leadership Hall, right outside the elevators) or fill out the EHS chemical waste removal request form

Many manufacturers (including HPSavin, and Epson) have their own take-back programs which we strongly encourage the UMB community to use

Plastic Bags & Film

Shopping bags, produce bags, Ziplog bags, air pillows, bubble wrap, cereal bags, plastic overwrap, etc.

Collected at bi-annual specialty recycling events; contact the Office of Sustainability

Surplus Property

Including furniture, office supplies, equipment, etc.

Complete the Excess Property Declaration form on DocuSign

For additional instructions, visit the Surplus Property website