Other Recycling Programs
BUMC has more recycling options than the pilot recycling program alone. If you have more exotic materials to recycle, there’s a good chance that either Facilities Management or Environmental Health and Safety has a program you can use to safely and sustainably dispose of them. In almost all cases, it’s a good idea to contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at 617-638-8830 to find out what the exact procedure is for each item.
Electronics (old computers, monitors, printers, copiers, freezers/coolers and refrigerators):
Give old electronic equipment to the custodians in your area. They will bring these materials to designated collection areas for recycling.
Batteries (standard AAA or AA, D, C, 9-volts):
Contact OEHS to find closest collection location. If your office generates a lot of battery waste, the OEHS can provide you with a special recycling bin for batteries. If you work in a lab, the hazardous waste crew can take your batteries.
Give used light bulbs to custodians or contact OEHS to schedule a pick-up.
Contact OEHS to get a pre-paid cell phone recycling bag.
Contact OEHS to get pre-paid packaging for your toner to send back to the supplier.