Campus Recycling and Waste Management

Campus Recycling Information

New! Beginning Academic Year 2016-17: Single Stream Recycling at RWU!

What is Single Stream Recycling? Single Stream Recycling means that you no longer have to separate your commingled recyclables (small glass, plastic, and metal items) from your paper recyclables - they can all be placed TOGETHER into ANY commingled or paper recycling container!
 
Every commingled and paper recycling container on campus is now a "Single Stream Recycling Container" for paper and commingled! Recycling has become easier than ever!
 
Please note that cardboard is not part of the single stream recycling program -- please continue to flatten all boxes and place them next to your trash or recycling container. 
 
Please contact Scott Yonan (x3386) at the Center for Student Development with any questions regarding single stream and cardboard recycling, and click here to view the program announcement which includes helpful information on what can and can't be recycled in Rhode Island.
 

How to Recycle Other Items at RWU

RWU recycles many other items besides commingled materials, paper, and cardboard. This table describes how to recycle other items at RWU and the contact person for each item. The online Facilities Work Order System can be accessed by clicking here.

Recycling Information
ItemMethodContact for Questions
AppliancesSubmit Work Order: MovingFront Desk, Facilities, x3136
Ballasts electric and oil filledSubmit Work Order: ElectricalFront Desk, Facilities, x3136
Batteries (Click to view Procedure)Cat Conley, EHS, x3781
Cylinders Propane, single useSubmit Work Order: Health/SafetyCat Conley, EHS, x3781
E-Waste (Information)Notify IT, store until next pickupLinda Dallaire, IT, x3285
Empty Chemical Containers(Click to view Procedure)Cat Conley, EHS, x3781
Light Bulbs(Click to view Procedure)Front Desk, Facilities, x3136
Mercury Devices(information)Submit Work Order: Health/SafetyCat Conley, EHS, x3781
Metal ItemsSubmit Work Order: MovingFront Desk, Facilities, x3136
Oil and Oily DebrisSubmit Work Order: Health/SafetyCat Conley, EHS, x3781
Refrigerants(information)Submit Work Order: HVACFront Desk, Facilities, x3136
Toner and Ink Cartridges(Click to view Procedure)Gerry Caracciolo, Mail, x3329