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:


Special Material Drop Off Locations at UCSF: Zero Waste flier 2018 - 2019

Computers / Electronics
If you have questions about unwanted e-waste or special material, please contact UCSF Recycling & Waste Reduction at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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

Furniture, Metal, Donations, & Reusables
Contact UCSF Recycling & Waste Reduction at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for an assessment for reuse, resale or donation.


The annual recovery of special 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

Examples of Special Material Items Tips and Practice application

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