Pitt State Recycling strives to divert as much waste as possible from our landfills. We reuse or re-purpose material and/or items where possible and recycle the rest. We work to provide convenient means for recycling across campus and are currently in the process of installing recycling stations in University buildings where office and other recycling may be deposited and will serve as collection points for pick up by recycling staff. The stations have been designed to accept paper, bottle/cans, and cardboard. Recycling services also provides free desk side recycling containers for those who need them. Outdoor containers are also being installed and will be provided across campus. Recyclables are picked up on a regular basis and transported to an on-site location for further sorting and delivery to SEK Recycling Center.
Recycling Services partners with the Office of Facilities Planning and with contractors to recycle materials from new construction and remodel projects across campus. Materials such as light fixtures, ceiling tile, doors, cabinets, miscellaneous metals, etc. are recovered from these projects and re-purposed, donated or sold. Materials such as cardboard, glass, pallets, metal, etc. are also collected and recycled from these projects and distributed to our local SEK Recycling facility.
Pitt State's Recycling Services strives to re-purpose or reuse
items collected from campus sources and classrooms. Desks,
chairs, file cabinets, shelving units, whiteboards, etc. that
are not being used any longer are held throughout the school
year and made available to offices all over campus for free if they
are in need of replacements or parts for anything. This program
has enabled cost reductions for relocating departments and offices across the campus.
Our Pitt Recycle team works all home football games collecting recyclables during game-day activities. Recycling containers are provided at numerous locations inside and outside of the stadium for collection and, with help from the Athletics Department, recycling bags are handed out to tailgaters as they enter the parking lots. The recycling team walks the parking lost and tents during tailgating activities working with students and fans to collect recyclables while promoting awareness and recycling practices at Pitt State. Recycling Services also partners with Sodexo to recycle cardboard and other materials used by food services for concessions and skybox needs. Recyclables are also collected in all skybox seating throughout the stadium.
Recycling Services partners with the Office of Information Systems and SEK Recycling to provide the University e-wast recycling program. Pickup of electronic equipment is provided at the request of offices/departments via the University E-Waste Form. The form can also be found at pittstate.edu/office/physical-plant. Forms should be downloaded to your computer, filled out, and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. When using this form, please make sure that you are using the most recent version as updates are made to it as needed. All hard drives must be removed or wiped to DOD standards by Information Systems prior to pickup by Recycling Services. If you need assistance with step, please contact Gorilla Geeks at extension 4600 or email@example.com.
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