We Recycle Program
This includes all paper, plastics, metal/aluminum, and all glass and can be co-mingled in our blue recycling containers and dumpsters. Due to current environmental and market factors Waste Management does not operate on a fully single-stream process at the moment. Commercial glass collection has been stopped and enforcement of contamination in recycling collection containers has increased.
Florida Tech practices a modified multi-stream process at primary collection and then places primary collection recycling into Waste Management single-stream containers.
This includes all paper, plastics, metal/aluminum, and all but will see these waste streams separated into separate containers for collection. There are limits on what can be recycled and into what color bin.
Florida Tech as with the rest of the City of Melbourne utilizes Waste Management (WM) as our waste collection vendor. The process of getting our recycling and waste to the WM processing facilities is very simple. Facilities Operations Grounds Teams collect the exterior landfill waste and recycling and deposit it into the single-stream recycling dumpster and accompanying landfill dumpster at the Facilities Fuel Depot. National Managment Resources collects the interior landfill waste and recycling and deposits it in the same location. WM then comes during the scheduled pick-up times to collect our waste and recycling.
To do your part, look for the BLUE or GREEN recycling containers with the International Recycling Logo and Toss It In!
In The Residence Halls
Presently the recycling program has been recalled from all residence halls except for a pilot program recycling station in Harris Village Building ‘C’. Recycling dumpsters located near residence halls are for CARDBOARD ONLY. If you have large items to recycle or electronic/hazardous waste to remove or recycle please contact Facilities Operations at (321) 674-8038.
Cardboard can be placed in the green CARDBOARD ONLY collection dumpsters near the residence halls. Please breakdown all boxes flat before placing in the recycling containers in order to conserve space.
Recycling Other Materials
Florida Tech has made arrangements with local recyclers to handle the following items. Please take note of the various materials and recycling locations and help us in our effort to make this program a success and handle specialized waste safely and properly.
If it is a household aerosol for food or hair care please make sure it is empty and deposit in the Single-Stream Recycling Containers. For all other Aerosol Cans – these are considered Hazardous Waste - please bring to the east end of the Engineering Machine Shop (Building #538), please deposit in the brown “Aerosol Cans Only” drop box. You can also send an email for pick-up to email@example.com.
Batteries (Lithium, Alkaline, Magnesium, Mercury, Nickel Cadmium, Lead Acid):
These are considered Hazardous Waste, please bring to the east end of the Engineering Machine Shop (Building #538), please deposit in the green “Batteries Only” drop box. You can also send an email for pick-up to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books (Both Hard Cover & Soft Cover):
Books can be placed in the Single Stream Recycling Containers. Consider contacting the Evans Library to donate the books.
Car (and Boat) Batteries, Tires and Used Motor Oil:
These are considered Hazardous Waste, please bring to the east end of the Engineering Machine Shop (Building #538), please deposit near the green “Batteries Only” drop box. Please also send an email notification of drop-off to email@example.com.
Electronic Waste (Personal Computers, Monitors & Printers and other Electronic Equipment):
Electronic waste should be brought to Shipping & Receiving between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. For all Florida Tech owned/issued items, please contact IT (321-674-7999) for proper decommissioning and recycling.
We now have in place systems for the recycling of contaminated metals and laboratory glass. If any laboratories have recycling questions or issues they should contact the Environmental Health & Safety Department (EHS) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leave Green Program
Florida Tech ResLife created a program that has made arrangements with local Charities to provide pick-up at the end of Semester move-out. These include Goodwill Industries (321-953-8090), the Salvation Army (321-242-8394), and the South Brevard Sharing Center (321-727-8581). For other times of the year, we encourage you to contact them to arrange for pick-up (larger items) or to bring the items directly to their location or local drop-off boxes.
For additional information or to arrange for large items or items not listed above to be picked up for recycling, please contact Facilities Operations (321) 674-8038. For materials that you are unsure of (such as in unlabeled containers), please contact the Florida Tech Environmental Health & Safety Department via email at email@example.com
If you have questions about our waste and recycling processes please contact Facilities Operations at (321) 674-8038 or firstname.lastname@example.org