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Volunteer Opportunity and Gift Card Award, up to $75.00!

March 5th, 2013 @ 3:10 pm by Camille Kirk

Have you ever wondered what people throw away at UC Davis? Or, how much is being thrown away? We have, too, and we need your help to find out.

The UC Davis Waste Reduction and Recycling Program is embarking on a waste characterization study to determine what is currently hauled from campus to the landfill.  This study involves going through UC Davis waste and sorting the materials into categories (recycling, compost and landfill). The study will show the amount and type of material our campus community is throwing away as trash that could have been recycled or composted, and will help UC Davis determine actions to move towards becoming a zero-waste campus.

We are offering a reward for those who are interested in volunteering with us! We want to thank our volunteers for helping us move closer to a zero-waste campus. For every 3 hours of volunteer time, you will receive a $15 Visa gift card (up to a maximum of $75.00). If you, or anyone you know, is interested in joining us on a Friday from March 8 until April 19, please email recycling@ucdavis.edu AND sign up for volunteer shifts on this linked Volunteer Shifts document. Please also sign up for a mandatory training seminar on this linked Training Seminar document. Let us know if you have a conflict with the training seminar times and we’ll work with you to find a time for the training.

If you have any questions, feel free to email recycling@ucdavis.edu or call (530)752-7456.

Come help UC Davis tackle our trash! We hope to see you on a Friday soon!

Thank you,
Waste Reduction and Recycling Program
Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability


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March 13: Free E-waste Drop-off (Campus Units Only)

March 5th, 2013 @ 1:49 pm by Camille Kirk

Bargain Barn is offering another of their free e-waste drop-off events. E-waste needs to be disposed of legally, which means it cannot be thrown in the landfill trashcan. The drop-off events are a great service for the campus community. Here’s the announcement from Bargain Barn:

When: Wednesday, March 13, 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Where: Hopkins Services Complex, 615 Hopkins Rd. (Across from the University Airport)

Items Accepted: Non-functioning* University owned desktop (or smaller) electronic items such as:

  • desktop/laptop computers
  • monitors
  • keyboards and mice
  • speakers
  • phones
  • printers and faxes
  • PDA’s
  • TV’s and VCR/DVD players
  • projectors
  • typewriters
  • microwaves
  • shredders
  • software
  • cords/cables

We’ll also accept small lab items, such as shakers and water baths

* Please note that the Bargain Barn picks-up marketable functioning items at no charge.

Not accepted for drop off** are:

  • items with UCD property stickers
  • items requiring decommissioning (e.g., containing oil or refrigerant) or containing hazardous chemicals
  • household batteries (can be placed for pick-up with your campus mail)
  • toners (can be placed for pick-up with your campus mail)

**We reserve the right to refuse any item.

Please prepare your items as follows:

  • Please remove items from their original packaging
  • Do not place items in small boxes
  • Batteries must be removed from the casing on UPS units

Large drop-offs: If you plan on dropping off a large quantity (50 or more items), please let us know so that we can plan accordingly.

Call (530) 752-2145 or e-mail for other eligibility questions.


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