Disposal Guide

Use WCU’s disposal guide to find out where to sort and dispose of items. You can also click the icon to see details on what goes where, and print a downloadable poster in your building or area.

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Aerosol Cans – Any aerosol can that is pressurized/not empty is managed as hazardous waste by Environmental Health & Safety. Any aerosol can that has no pressure and is completely empty is garbage. Write “Empty” on the can and place it in the garbage.

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Batteriesmore information coming soon…

Biohazardous Waste – Biohazardous waste must be disposed through Environmental Health & Safety.

Books – (hardback vs. softback) - more information coming soon…

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Cardboard – Cardboard boxes must be flattened and free of contaminant before being recycled. Small amounts of tape are permitted. If you have six or fewer boxes, flatten boxes and place them next to your centralized recycling and waste bins for collection by Custodial Services. Small volumes/pieces may be placed in a recycling bin. Seven or more boxes, request pickup by Custodial Services by submitted a service request.

Chemicals, solvents, and hazardous waste – Chemicals, solvents, and hazardous waste are recycled or disposed of by Environmental Health & Safety.  

Coffee cups and lids - Most paper coffee cups contain a coating for insulation and waterproofing, which makes them difficult to be recycled. Please dispose of your cup in the trash. (Cardboard sleeves can be removed and placed into the recycling bins.) Most lids contain be recycled.

Coffee Pods and K-Cupsmore information coming soon…

Compost more information coming soon…

Confidential paper documents – If your office generates a large amount of confidential paper you may request via work request to Moving Services, that a special, lockable Toter be placed in your office to accumulate the confidential paper. This paper requires special handling, and the Moving Services Supervisors will arrange for the paper to be destroyed by a certified shredding service.

Construction and demolition (C&D) wastemore information coming soon…

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Flexible plastics – Flexible plastic packaging is any packaging that is able to flex or wrap such as plastic pouches, wraps, and bags. It is the second largest packaging material in the United States. It is lightweight and made from plastic film and very thin layers of other materials like metal. WCU staff and students can now place it in recycling bins or containers. (link to PDF of Flexible Packaging)

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Gas cylindersmore information coming soon…

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Lab glass more information coming soon…

Lamps: fluorescent, other mercury-containing and incandescent - more information coming soon…

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Metalmore information coming soon…

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Oil more information coming soon…

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Paint – more information coming soon…

Papermore information coming soon…

Printer/copier cartridges and components more information coming soon…

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Sharps more information coming soon…

Styrofoam and packing peanutsmore information coming soon…

Surplusmore information coming soon…

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