Recycling & Waste Reduction

What is Special Material?
Special materials are items that cannot be traditionally disposed of in the compost, recycling, or in the
garbage bins. These materials require special handling to be recycled.

The following are considered Special Materials
Printable Special Material Flyer



For large electronic items and refrigerators that need to be recycled you can
contact UCSF Supply Chain Management - Logistics for collection; (415) 502-6245

Furniture, Metal, Donations, & Re-usables

Contact UCSF Recycling & Waste Reduction at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for an assessment for reuse, resale or donation; (415) 502-6808

The annual recovery of materials at UCSF includes:

  • 127 tons Scrap metal
  • 9 tons Donated materials
  • 3.5 tons batteries
  • 40 tons E-waste
  • 5.5 tons Toner cartridges
  • 8 tons Fluorescent light bulb tubes

If you have questions about unwanted E-waste, or special material please contact UCSF Recycling.
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Special Material Drop Off Locations at UCSF   Campus Wide Flyer

Example Images of Special Material Items

Batteries Cell Phone Glasses Keyboard CFL Bulbs
Batteries Cell Phone Glasses Keyboard CFL Bulb
Phone Print Cartridge Printer Toner< Toy
Phone Print Cartridge Printer Toner Toy


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