Departmental Recycle and Re-use Initiatives
Where to Drop-off E-Waste
UBC Waste Management accepts e-waste(phones, computer equipment, tvs, electronic equipment) from 7.30 am to 3.30 pm, Monday to Friday. The drop-off location is at the back of the University Services Building at the first loading dock on Agronomy Road at Lower Mall in Room 0150. Anyone from the UBC community (staff, faculty and students) may drop off their personal electronic waste, in small quantities. Please remove any batteries before dropping off any e-waste. For information on the procedures for battery recycling on campus and the drop-off location map see the UBC Battery Recycling Program.
UBC Styrofoam Reduction and
The psychology department is collecting styrofoam (EPS) as a participant of the UBC Styrofoam Recycling Pilot Project. To arrange collection of your styrofoam contact Dusko, Gaye (Chen-Miller lab) and Lucille (4th floor) depending on your area.
Styrofoam (EPS) chips/peanuts, Styrofoam boxes and some of the Styrofoam blocks in electronics shipments are acceptable but currently only when shipped specifically to UBC (no personal stuff yet). styrofoam must be clean and dry with stickers and labels removed. See the recycle styrofoam poster to see acceptable styrofoam items.
Composting Green Waste Bins
Composting bins (green) are available in the SUB and accept food, brown lunch bags, wax paper sandwich wrap, and plant material. There's also a green bin on the south-side outside of the Scarfe building (on the loading dock).
The SUB has two Waterfillz Stations (tap water refilling stations), one located next to Bernoulli's Bagels, and the other located in the SUB lower level next to Honour Roll. Simply bring your reusable water bottle to the SUB to refill and refresh!
Battery, CFL Bulb, Toner Cartridge Onsite Drop-off Location - Kenny 2506
Non-rechargeable and rechargeable batteries, CFL (compact fluorescent lamp) bulbs, used laser toner printer cartridges can be dropped off at the Photocopier and Mail Room Kenny 2506 in the designated boxes/locations. Acceptable types are consumer electronic alkaline batteries AA, AAA, C, D, 9V types, lithium and rechargeable batteries for mobile phones/devices, laptops, cordless tools, and cameras. Black and color toner cartridges acceptable.
Recycle and Re-use Initiatives on UBC Campus
UBC's Recyclopedia - As well as the more standard business/research recycling programs it has useful on-campus info about recycling such things as plastic bags, coffee cups, sandwich (waxy) paper, where to obtain free UBC filtered water at the campus water stations (refill own bottles) and how to join the composting/organic waste program.
Reuse-it! UBC - Sponsored by UBC Supply Management and the Sustainability Office. This program is designed to assist UBC employees at the Point Grey campus find and exchange low-value items between departments (e.g. furniture, audio-visual equipment, office supplies, etc.). Registered members can post both wanted and available listings. This could be particularly helpful to incoming/outgoing grads and faculty needing low or no cost office /lab items or a means of clearing out items for re-use.