Help us reach our campus-wide recycling goals and please recycle in your community. UB now has single stream recycling, which means no sorting of acceptable recyclable items. Look for the blue recycling cans throughout campus for your convenience. UB recyclables are picked up by campus housekeepers and recycled by our contracted hauler, Waste Management Corporation.
UB recycling accepts: (YES)
Office paper, confidential paper (by work order), newspaper, magazines, cardboard, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles and jars.
Disposable egg cartons, unsoiled cups, plates, cutlery, and take away-containers with a recycling #6 triangle are also recyclable.
UB recycling does not accept: (NO)
Food, candy wrappers, potato chip bags, waxed cups, styrofoam, coffee grounds, tea bags, paper towels, toilet tissue, Kleenex (facial tissue), and other items that are soiled.
Plastics come with a 1-7 numerical recycling code. Look at the underside of plastic containers to find the code number within the recycling symbol. All seven numbers are recyclable, but 1 and 2's are the easiest to recycle.
Recycling by UB
UB recycles electronic scrap, some scrap metals, building materials, hazardous chemicals, lead acid (car/truck/etc) batteries and ink cartridges from suppliers with take back agreements.
UB only buys recycled carpet.
UB PILOT Project
UB's physical plant and Langsdale library are participating in PILOT projects to increase recycling. Trash cans are being taken out of offices and replaced with recycling bins. Plant and library staff will take their trash to centralized cans, while recycling service will be the norm at every deskside. This new practice will reduce labor, increase recycling awareness, save money by reducing plastic trash can liner usage, and increases the campus recycling to trash ratio.
Baltimore City Recycling
For information about Baltimore city recycling click here
For questions about UB recycling contact Ken Turner.
For questions about sustainability at UB contact Jeff La Noue.