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UNO Recycling History

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What have we done?

  • Electronics and used computers are either redistributed on campus, or for those items that are antiquated or unusable, processed by a recycling vendor.
  • Fluorescent tubes, HID Bulbs and PCB lighting ballasts are recycled by a licensed vendor.
  • Batteries are recycled either at the point of purchase (of replacement batteries), or are delivered to a local vendor for recycling.
  • Aerosol cans are typically punctured and the contents collected (for disposal as hazardous waste). The empty puncture cans are then offered for recycling.
  • Scrap metal is collected at various campus locations then recycled when enough volume is present to make this feasible.
  • Waste concrete from the structures lab is sometimes used as fill/bank stabilization material.
  • Aluminum cans are collected by select student groups or other organizations.
  • A solid waste sort was conducted on the Dodge location to identify the typical contents of our solid wastestream. Details are available from the Environmental Club of UNO web site.
  • In the fall of 2008 the University expanded its recycling program to include a single-stream system (similar to the City of Omaha’s), through FirStar Fiber.

What can we do?

  • Individually, you can participate in your trash collector’s recycling program and/or collect recyclables and deliver to one of several recycling centers.
  • Remember that recycling is the third “R.” Attempt to reduce (consumption) and reuse as well as recycle.
  • Send electronic copies of files wherever possible, eliminating the need for consuming paper.
  • Print and copy on both sides of paper to reduce consumption by 50%.
  • Evaluate the need for automatically printed routine reports. Check with recipients to see if electronic copies will suffice.

More information:

City of Omaha Recycling

Firstar Fiber

Nebraska State Recycling Association

National Recycling Coalition - College and University Recycling Council