Recycling & Waste Reduction
What is Recycling?
Recycling is the process of taking already produced items and using their elements: paper, metal, glass, plastic, and aluminum, in order to make other products.
The following can be Recycled at UCSF
- Aluminum Foil + Cans
- CD’s and Diskettes
- Milk Jugs
- Paper (staples + paper clips okay)
- Pipette Tip Boxes (clean)
- Plastic + Glass bottles + jars
- Plastic Tubs + Lids
- Reagent bottles (dry)
- Small rigid plastics
Rules to keep in mind:
- Plastic that retains it’s shape is recyclable.
Single Stream Recycling
At UCSF we follow a Single Stream Recycling program. This allows you to place ALL recyclable materials into your blue recycle bin. No need to have a separate bin for bottles and cans.
San Francisco Single Stream Recycling
Anyone can become an exceptional recycler!
You can become an exceptional recycler by looking for ways to improve your office or lab waste, recycling, and compost.
We encourage all UCSF faculty, staff and students to learn to sort your waste.
Picture Examples of Recycle Items