Building Best Recycling Practices on Campus
Residence Hall Recycling
Residence Hall recycling among various partners has introduced room-by-room dormitory recycling to the Florida Tech campus. The Florida Tech Residence Hall Association, in partnership with the Student Organization for Sustainability Action (SOSA) and other organizations and individuals started a pilot residence hall recycling program in Harris Village in 2012. Seven gallon recycling bins, acquired by SOSA with funding support from Siemens and Waste Management were distributed by Harris Village Resident Assistants to interested participants in the pilot program.
The annual LEAVE GREEN event in spring is managed by the Residence Life SUS Committee and diverts many items away from dumpsters and to local non-profit organizations.
E-waste Recycling at Florida Tech
Electronic waste is a growing challenge as technology becomes more and more a part of our lives. There are also excellent opportunities to divert these toxic materials away from landfills. Florida Tech Property Administration, in partnership with Tech Support, has a program that allows for sustainable disposal of almost any electronic item. A convenient one-pager helps explains – consult this E-Cycling Guide.
Many electronic items can be accepted (e.g., computers keyboards, phones). Anything without a hard drive can go straight to Property Administration. - Some items will need a simple form processed if they have a Florida Tech property tag. Capital Asset Disposal Forms for these “tagged” items can be printed off the Florida Tech Property Administration website. Computers must first go to Tech Support to remove all information on the hard drives; once the hard drives are “wiped” they can go to Property Administration.
For more information:
Property Administration (Shipping & Receiving) (321-674-7225)
E-cycling items can be dropped off at the Evans Library.
Office Workspace Recycling
Workspace recycling provides opportunities to increase recycling volumes in individual faculty and staff offices, as well as high-traffic areas in academic, dining, and administrative buildings. After a successful pilot study in the College of Science, office workspace recycling is being implemented campus-wide to further increase recycling opportunities while increasing the total volume of items diverted from landfills. Our easy-to-use Office Recycling Guide can be helpful when deciding which items go into blue or brown waste bins.