Recycling & Waste

The Green Office Certification assesses offices on proper waste and recycling practices, including recycling ink/toner cartridges, recycling batteries, and seeing if there is clear instructions about what/how to recycle. If your office needs more help on understanding proper methods of recycling and reducing waste, please look at the valuable links below. 

Sustainability Office's Zero Waste Page

Provides the most up-to-date information on how to recycle regular office materials on campus.

To recycle unique items like laboratory materials, paint, ewaste, etc. visit EH&S's Waste Reduction 

City of Santa Cruz Recycling Guide

Offers an easy way to search items to see if they are recyclable and has a fun recycling quiz

Santa Cruz Grey Bears

Grey Bears is a volunteer recycling operation that offers regular recycling, electronic waste recycling, cardboard recycling, battery recycling and composting services. They also have an extensive thrift store that accepts donations.

Home Composting $40 Rebate Program 

Want to start composting? The City of Santa Cruz will provide a $40 rebate if you purchase a City approved compost bin. Check to see how to qualify and where to purchase bins. 


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