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

 


Computers-Electronics

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.
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
502-6808

Special Material Drop Off Locations at UCSF   Campus Wide Flyer

[size=5][color=purple]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

Batteries

LocationRoom
654 Minnesota Street Room 208, copy room
CVRI 1st Floor Vending Machine room
Helen Diller Building 2nd & 3rd Floor photo-copy areas
Genentech Hall 3rd Floor Vending Machine room
Mission Hall 1st Floor Vending Machine room
Laurel Heights 1st Floor Vending Machine room
Medical Center at Mt. Zion A014, B649, B739 and
Basement Vending Machine room
Mission Center Building Lobby, 4th Floor Break room
Mt. Zion Cancer Research Building N423
Parnassus Campus MU East, 1st Floor Central Desk
Rock Hall/19-B 1st Floor Vending Machine room

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Cell Phones & Eyeglasses

LocationRoom
654 Minnesota Street Room 208, copy room
CVRI 1st Floor Vending Machine room
Helen Diller Building 2nd & 3rd Floor photo-copy areas
Genentech Hall 3rd Floor Vending Machine room
Mission Hall 1st Floor Vending Machine room
Laurel Heights 1st Floor Vending Machine room
Mission Center Building 4th Floor Break room
Mt. Zion Cancer Research Building N423
Parnassus Campus: eyeglasses MU West “I” level, Optometry Store
Parnassus Campus: cell phones MU East 1st Floor, Central Desk
Rock Hall/19-B 1st Floor Vending Machine room

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Toner Cartridges

LocationRoom
654 Minnesota Street Room 208, copy room
CVRI 1st Floor Vending Machine room
Helen Diller Building 2nd & 3rd Floor photo-copy areas
Genentech Hall 3rd Floor Vending Machine room
Mission Hall 1st Floor Vending Machine room
Laurel Heights 1st Floor Vending Machine room
Mission Center Building 4th Floor Break room
Mt. Zion Cancer Research Building N423
Parnassus Campus N241, FM Customer Service Center
Rock Hall/19-B 1st Floor Vending Machine room

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