||Recycle batteries originating from college
use by contacting your Department
Director/Manager or the Dean of your program.
||Recycle your print toner cartridges and
copier cartridges through the RTC Bookstore.
Questions? You can drop in and talk to
bookstore staff, or send an e-mail to
||The recycling bins on campus are designed to
accept mixed recycling – aluminum, paper, and
plastic together. The only material we aren’t able to
recycle on campus is glass. For additional
quick-reference, you can print the
Recycling Brochure (PDF).
||Re-use of campus items: if you have an item
used here at the college which you no longer
use, but think others could, offer it via a
global email first before recycling or
discarding. Some recent examples include print
cartridges and toner you can not use,
outdated stationery, packing boxes, bubble wrap
and packaging peanuts, parts organizer cabinets,
||Conserve Energy: please make a point to
check for open exterior doors and windows in
your area, especially at the end of the day.
Turn off lights when not in use and encourage
others to do the same. When you consider the
combination of electric, water, and HVAC
utilities in use on a campus of our size, you
can be assured that these extra steps make a
real difference in reducing costs. Watch for
more details to come on the progress being made
in this area alone!
||Reduce Paper Waste: Most printers in open
labs provide for double-sided printing as a
default. Hewlett Packard printers with a “D” in
their model # (HP5500DN or HP4200DTN) have
duplex capabilities, for example. These model
numbers are imprinted on the front of the
printer itself. Even if your printer does not
have that capability, you can still save paper
by creating a re-use stack of paper from any
extra copies that were printed.
||Accepting Donated Items: please contact the
Office first before accepting or
distributing donated or recycled items. They will be able to provide
appropriate evaluation and direction, depending
on the item. In some cases there are legal
requirements that must be adhered to, so this
isn’t simply a matter of coordination.