The EH&S Office is responsible for managing several University recycling streams. They include the following:
- Mercury-containing Fluorescent Lamps
Alkaline batteries are collected at numerous locations on campus. Some areas that contain alkaline recycling bins include Swem Library, Small Hall, and Facilities Management. Lead Acid batteries are collected in a central storage location. Contact the EH&S office if you have questions regarding the locations for recycling your used batteries.
Mercury-containing Fluorescent Lamps
Oil is utilized for many different applications on campus from lawnmowers to research apparatus. We recycle used oil through a company that reclaims and reuses the material. If you have used oil that that you would like to recycle, contact the EH&S office. EH&S offers a training class on Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures that provides information on safe oil handling practices. If you handle oil in your work area, we ask that you complete this training annually. It is available through the DHRM's Knowledge Center and is announced each year through the W&M Digest.
Fiscal Year 2017 Data:
Oil: 100 gallons
Hazardous Waste: 7449 pounds
Batteries: 435 pounds of batteries
Crushed Lamps: 5,388 pounds
Non-PCB Ballast: 1994 pounds
For information on how you can recycle items generated in your home, please refer to askHRgreen.org's web site on Household Hazardous Waste.