Saturday, April 30, 2016

Styrofoam Collection

Four years ago, the Sustainability Office, Grounds, and Environmental Health & Safety collaborated to set up a quarterly Styrofoam Collection Program for labs and all other departments who may have high influxes of Styrofoam. Collectively, we have diverted 75-100 yards of Styrofoam since this collection program began. That's almost one football field of Styrofoam! 

If you or your lab have a Styrofoam waste stream, store it until Thursday, May 19th, 2016 (no longer May 5th), when the next Styrofoam collection day will take place.

A roll-off bin will be located at the Physical Science Building loading dock from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM on 5/19/16 with volunteers ready to assist with drop-offs.

The Sustainability Office hopes that all labs will participate in the collection and recycling of our large Styrofoam waste stream.

Accepted Recycling:
  • Styrofoam Peanuts and Styrofoam pieces smaller than one square foot must be bagged
  • Tape and labels must be removed from Styrofoam
  • Styrofoam used in shipping materials is accepted
 For any questions, please contact a Green Labs Associate at greenlabs-group[at]ucsc[dot]edu

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