Drexel recycles about 900 tons of waste a year — a waste stream reduction of about 30%. We recycle mixed paper, glass, plastic, aluminum, cardboard, scrap metal and hazardous-type materials such as fluorescent lamps, motor oil, printer toner cartridges, paint, industrial batteries, computers, electrical equipment and tires. The recycling program also operates a composting center to aid in the removal of cut grass, leaves and tree limbs from the waste stream. About 20-30 tons of compost are made each year at the Vidas Athletic Complex. Drexel also participates in the annual RecycleMania competition.
This Recycling Guide [PDF] explains where and how to recycle all the materials listed above. Feel free to print it out and post in your work area or on your office bulletin board for all to use as a reference. Drexel Green and University Facilities have also produced a Drexel Recycling Infographic [PDF] to explain what the University recycles and how. If you have any questions about Drexel’s recycling program or how to recycle materials on campus, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drexel Surplus Exchange
The Drexel Surplus Exchange is a free-cycle website which helps departments find new homes for no-longer needed computer equipment, office supplies, lab equipment and furniture by providing a centralized virtual location where one department can find another department in need of unwanted items. The Surplus Exchange reduces waste, saves precious resources, and eases the burden on landfills, while enabling University departments to save money in procuring new and disposing of old equipment. Visit the Drexel Surplus Exchange and login using your domain credentials (User = “drexel\abc123” or “email@example.com”).